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derogate

[ verb der-uh-geyt; adjective der-uh-git, -geyt ]

verb (used without object)

, der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
  1. to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually followed by from ).
  2. to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually followed by from ).


verb (used with object)

, der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
  1. to disparage or belittle.
  2. Archaic. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.

adjective

  1. Archaic. debased.

derogate

/ dɪˈrɒɡətɪv /

verb

  1. intrfoll byfrom to cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
  2. intrfoll byfrom to deviate in standard or quality; degenerate
  3. tr to cause to seem inferior, etc; disparage
  4. tr to curtail the application of (a law or regulation)


adjective

  1. archaic.
    debased or degraded
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Derived Forms

  • deˈrogatively, adverb
  • derogative, adjective
  • ˈderogately, adverb
  • ˌderoˈgation, noun
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Other Words From

  • der·o·ga·tion [der-, uh, -, gey, -sh, uh, n], noun
  • un·der·o·gat·ing adjective
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Word History and Origins

Origin of derogate1

First recorded in 1375–1425; late Middle English from Latin dērogātus “repealed, restricted” (past participle of dērogāre ), equivalent to dē- de- + rog(āre) “to ask” + -ātus -ate 1
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Word History and Origins

Origin of derogate1

C15: from Latin dērogāre to repeal some part of a law, modify it, from de- + rogāre to ask, propose a law
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Synonym Study

See decry.
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Example Sentences

Bulgaria cannot rely on its national and constitutional identity and public order to derogate from the fundamental rights of EU citizens.

The appearance of a god in animal form—even in a loathsome animal form—would not derogate from his essential godhead.

In England, beheading is the punishment of nobles; being reputed not to derogate from nobility, as hanging does.

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.

Again, what you giue to others, you derogate from your selfe.

Musteazem, however, shook his head, to indicate that he was not prepared to derogate so far from his dignity.

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