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 about someone or something that show you have no respect for them
2) legal to state officially that a part of a law no longer has legal authority and has ended
Phrasal verbs:

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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 — 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,… …   Law dictionary

  • 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 — /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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