Complete Definition of "derogate"

English

Etymology
From the Latin derogare "to annul", de- "from" + rogare "to ask"

Intransitive verb
en-verb|derogates|derogating|derogated

  1. To take away or detract from.

#: His recent outburst will surely derogate from his reputation some.

  1. To act in a manner below oneself; to go astray.

Transitive verb
en-verb|derogates|derogating|derogated

  1. To belittle; disparage.

#: The children derogated the new girl to the point of tears.

Synonyms
decry

Adjective
derogate

  1. (archaic) debased

#:*1605, Dry up in her the organs of increase, / And from her derogate body never spring / A babe to honour her. â William Shakespeare, King Lear I.iv


Italian

Verb
derogate

  1. second person plural present tense and imperative of derogare

Category:Italian verb forms

io:derogate
te:derogate
vi:derogate
zh:derogate

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