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Definition of derogate verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

derogate

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪt//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they derogate
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪt//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪt//
 
he / she / it derogates
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪts//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪts//
 
past simple derogated
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪd//
 
past participle derogated
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪd//
 
-ing form derogating
BrE BrE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈderəɡeɪtɪŋ//
 
 
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derogate something (formal) to state that something or somebody is without worth Word Origin late Middle English: from Latin derogat- ‘abrogated’, from the verb derogare, from de- ‘aside, away’ + rogare ‘ask’. Phrasal Verbsderogate from something
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: derogate

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