derogate: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (v.der'u-gāt"adj.der'u-git, -gāt"), [key]
— v., adj. -gat•ed, -gat•ing,
  1. to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually fol. by from).
  2. to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usually fol. by from).
  1. to disparage or belittle.
  2. to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
  1. debased.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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