[ verb der-uh-geyt; adjective der-uh-git, -geyt ]
/ verb ˈdɛr əˌgeɪt; adjective ˈdɛr ə gɪt, -ˌgeɪt /
verb (used without object), der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·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·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing.
to disparage or belittle.
Archaic. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
Words nearby derogate
Origin of derogate
OTHER WORDS FROM derogateder·o·ga·tion, nounnon·der·o·ga·tion, nounun·der·o·gat·ing, adjective
synonym study for derogate
1. See decry.
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British Dictionary definitions for non-derogation
(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 (ˈdɛrəɡɪt, -ˌɡeɪt)
archaic debased or degraded
Derived forms of derogatederogately, adverbderogation, nounderogative (dɪˈrɒɡətɪv), adjectivederogatively, adverb
Word Origin for derogate
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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