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Definition of denigrate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

     

    denigrate

     verb
    verb
    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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  1. 1to criticize someone or something unfairly; to say someone or something does not have any value or is not important synonym belittle
  2. 2 I didn't intend to denigrate her achievements.
denigration
 
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NAmE//ˌdɛnɪˈɡreɪʃn//
 
noun [uncountable]
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: denigrate