- 1to criticize someone or something unfairly; to say someone or something does not have any value or is not important synonym belittle
- 2 I didn't intend to denigrate her achievements.
NAmE//ˈdɛnɪˌɡreɪt//denigrate somebody/something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they denigrate
he / she / it denigrates
past simple denigrated
-ing form denigrating
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