derogate


derogate
I verb abase, asperse, be derogatory, belittle, besmirch, bespatter, blacken, blot, brand, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, bring shame upon, calumniate, cast a slur upon, cast aspersions, debase, decry, defame, demean, demote, denigrate, depreciate, depress, deprive, derogare, detract, detrahere, diminish, discredit, disgrace, dishonor, disparage, dispraise, disprize, disrate, humble, incur disgrace, lessen, lessen the reputation of, lower, make ashamed, make little of, make lowly, make smaller, malign, misprize, not do justice to, pull down, put down, reduce, revile, ridicule, run down, scoff, shame, smirch, sneer at, speak evil of, speak ill of, speak slightingly of, stain, subtract from, sully, taint, take something from, tarnish, traduce, underestimate, underrate, underreckon, undervalue, vilify, vilipend, weaken associated concepts: derogation of common law, derogation of deed, derogation of right II index brand (stigmatize), condemn (blame), contemn, debunk, decry, demean (make lower), denounce (condemn), deprecate, diminish, discommend, disgrace, disparage, humiliate, lessen, libel, malign, minimize, smear

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  • Derogate — Der o*gate, v. i. 1. To take away; to detract; to withdraw; usually with from. [1913 Webster] If we did derogate from them whom their industry hath made great. Hooker. [1913 Webster] It derogates little from his fortitude, while it adds… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Derogate — Der o*gate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Derogated}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Derogating}.] [L. derogatus, p. p. of derogare to derogate; de + rogare to ask, to ask the people about a law. See {Rogation}.] 1. To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derogate — ► VERB formal 1) (derogate from) detract from. 2) (derogate from) deviate from. 3) disparage. DERIVATIVES derogation noun. ORIGIN Latin derogare abrogate …   English terms dictionary

  • Derogate — Der o*gate, n. [L. derogatus, p. p.] Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded. [R.] Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • derogate — early 15c., from L. derogatus, pp. of derogare diminish (see DEROGATORY (Cf. derogatory)) …   Etymology dictionary

  • derogate — disparage, detract, belittle, minimize, depreciate, *decry Analogous words: reduce, lessen, *decrease, diminish Contrasted words: enhance, heighten, *intensify …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • derogate — [der′ə gāt΄] vt. derogated, derogating [ME derogaten < L derogatus, pp. of derogare, to repeal part of (a law), detract from < de , from + rogare, to ask: see ROGATION] 1. Archaic to take (a part or quality) away from something so as to… …   English World dictionary

  • derogate — UK [ˈderəɡeɪt] / US [ˈderəˌɡeɪt] verb [transitive] Word forms derogate : present tense I/you/we/they derogate he/she/it derogates present participle derogating past tense derogated past participle derogated formal 1) to say unpleasant things… …   English dictionary

  • derogate — /ˈdɛrəgeɪt/ (say deruhgayt) Rare –verb (t) (derogated, derogating) 1. to belittle or disparage. –phrase 2. derogate from, a. to detract from, as from authority, estimation, etc.: to fail will derogate from one s work as leader. b. to degenerate… …   Australian English dictionary

  • derogate — 1. verb a) To take away or detract from. His recent outburst will surely derogate from his reputation some. b) To act in a manner below oneself; to go astray. The children derogated the new girl to the point of tears. Syn …   Wiktionary


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