derogate definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To remove; detract: an error which will derogate from your reputation.
    • To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray.
    • To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- often with from.
    • to do something beneath one-s ranking, spot, beginning, or personality; to degenerate.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To disparage; belittle. See Synonyms at decry.
    • To annul to some extent; to repeal partially; to restrict; to limit the activity of; -- said of a law.
    • to reduce; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of one or thing.
  • adjective:
    • debased
  • noun:
    • Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.
  • others:
    • To destroy or impair the force and aftereffect of; minimize the extent, authority, etc., of.
    • To detract from; abate; disparage.
    • To eliminate; retrench; remove (from).
    • To take away a part; detract; make an improper or damaging abatement: with off.
    • To fall away in character or conduct; degenerate.
    • Synonyms Depreciate, Derogate from, etc. See decry.
    • Lessened in degree, estimation, character, etc.; invalidated; degenerate; degraded; damaged.
  • verb:
    • cause to appear less really serious; play-down

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