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derogate

[ verb der-uh-geyt; adjective der-uh-git, -geyt ]
/ verb 藞d蓻r 蓹藢ge瑟t; adjective 藞d蓻r 蓹 g瑟t, -藢ge瑟t /
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verb (used without object), der路o路gat路ed, der路o路gat路ing.
to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually followed by from).
to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually followed by from).
verb (used with object), der路o路gat路ed, der路o路gat路ing.
to disparage or belittle.
Archaic. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
adjective
Archaic. debased.
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Origin of derogate

First recorded in 1375鈥1425; late Middle English from Latin d膿rog膩tus 鈥渞epealed, restricted鈥 (past participle of d膿rog膩re ), equivalent to d膿- de- + rog(膩re) 鈥渢o ask鈥 + -膩tus -ate1

synonym study for derogate

1. See decry.

OTHER WORDS FROM derogate

der路o路ga路tion [der-uh-gey-shuhn], /藢d蓻r 蓹藞ge瑟 蕛蓹n/, nounun路der路o路gat路ing, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH derogate

abrogate, arrogate, derogate
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British Dictionary definitions for derogate

derogate

verb (藞d蓻r蓹藢伞e瑟t)
(intr foll by from) to cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
(intr foll by from) to deviate in standard or quality; degenerate
(tr) to cause to seem inferior, etc; disparage
(tr) to curtail the application of (a law or regulation)
adjective (藞d蓻r蓹伞瑟t, -藢伞e瑟t)
archaic debased or degraded

Derived forms of derogate

derogately, adverbderogation, nounderogative (d瑟藞r蓲伞蓹t瑟v), adjectivederogatively, adverb

Word Origin for derogate

C15: from Latin d膿rog膩re to repeal some part of a law, modify it, from de- + rog膩re to ask, propose a law
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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