verb (used without object), der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
verb (used with object), der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
Origin of derogate
Examples from the Web for derogate
Now some in late times have attempted to derogate from Peter's authority on the strength of this incident.St. Peter, His Name and His Office|Thomas W. Allies
Far be it from me to derogate from the real and great merit of so useful a writer as Puffendorff.A Discourse on the Study of the Law of Nature and Nations|James Mackintosh
And I trust it will not derogate from your opinion of my worth, that I have known what was due to your Grace's highness.Phineas Finn|Anthony Trollope
I mean to derogate nothing from the diligence or integrity of the present, or of any former board of Green Cloth.
I had read of such things in history, and I resolved I would not derogate from the proudest records of such self-devotion.A Day's Ride|Charles James Lever
British Dictionary definitions for derogate
adjective (ˈdɛrəɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
Word Origin for derogate
Word Origin and History for derogate
early 15c., from Latin derogatus, past participle of derogare "diminish" (see derogatory).