Meaning of derogate
Pronunciation: (v.der'u-gāt"adj.der'u-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
- to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually fol. by from).
- to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually fol. by from).
- to disparage or belittle.
- to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
- derogate (Thesaurus)