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der·o·gate

 (dĕr′ə-gāt′)
v. der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing, der·o·gates
v.intr.
1. To take away; detract: an error that will derogate from your reputation.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray: a clause allowing signers of the agreement to derogate from its principles during a state of emergency.
v.tr.
To disparage; belittle.

[Middle English derogaten, from Latin dērogāre, dērogāt- : dē-, de- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots.]

der′o·ga′tion n.

derogate

vb
1. (foll by: from) to cause to seem inferior or be in disrepute; detract
2. (foll by: from) to deviate in standard or quality; degenerate
3. (tr) to cause to seem inferior, etc; disparage
4. (Law) (tr) to curtail the application of (a law or regulation)
adj
archaic debased or degraded
[C15: from Latin dērogāre to repeal some part of a law, modify it, from de- + rogāre to ask, propose a law]
ˈderogately adv
ˌderoˈgation n
derogative adj
deˈrogatively adv

der•o•gate

(ˈdɛr əˌgeɪt)

v. -gat•ed, -gat•ing. v.i.
1. to detract, as from authority or estimation (usu. fol. by from).
2. to stray in character or conduct; degenerate (usu. fol. by from).
v.t.
3. to disparage or belittle.
[1375–1425; late Middle English < Late Latin dērogātus <dē- de- + rogāre to ask]
der`o•ga′tion, n.
de•rog•a•tive (dɪˈrɒg ə tɪv) adj.

derogate


Past participle: derogated
Gerund: derogating

Imperative
derogate
derogate
Present
I derogate
you derogate
he/she/it derogates
we derogate
you derogate
they derogate
Preterite
I derogated
you derogated
he/she/it derogated
we derogated
you derogated
they derogated
Present Continuous
I am derogating
you are derogating
he/she/it is derogating
we are derogating
you are derogating
they are derogating
Present Perfect
I have derogated
you have derogated
he/she/it has derogated
we have derogated
you have derogated
they have derogated
Past Continuous
I was derogating
you were derogating
he/she/it was derogating
we were derogating
you were derogating
they were derogating
Past Perfect
I had derogated
you had derogated
he/she/it had derogated
we had derogated
you had derogated
they had derogated
Future
I will derogate
you will derogate
he/she/it will derogate
we will derogate
you will derogate
they will derogate
Future Perfect
I will have derogated
you will have derogated
he/she/it will have derogated
we will have derogated
you will have derogated
they will have derogated
Future Continuous
I will be derogating
you will be derogating
he/she/it will be derogating
we will be derogating
you will be derogating
they will be derogating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been derogating
you have been derogating
he/she/it has been derogating
we have been derogating
you have been derogating
they have been derogating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been derogating
you will have been derogating
he/she/it will have been derogating
we will have been derogating
you will have been derogating
they will have been derogating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been derogating
you had been derogating
he/she/it had been derogating
we had been derogating
you had been derogating
they had been derogating
Conditional
I would derogate
you would derogate
he/she/it would derogate
we would derogate
you would derogate
they would derogate
Past Conditional
I would have derogated
you would have derogated
he/she/it would have derogated
we would have derogated
you would have derogated
they would have derogated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.derogate - cause to seem less serious; play down; "Don't belittle his influence"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
talk down - belittle through talk

derogate

verb
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
Translations

derogate

[ˈderəgeɪt] VI to derogate from (= detract from) → quitar mérito or valor a; (= reduce) [+ authority] → menoscabar; (= deviate from) → desviarse de

derogate

vi to derogate from something (form)einer Sache (dat)Abbruch tun
References in classic literature ?
Besides, unless His Majesty the Emperor derogates from the principle of our alliance.
But if the Union, as has been shown, be essential to the security of the people of America against foreign danger; if it be essential to their security against contentions and wars among the different States; if it be essential to guard them against those violent and oppressive factions which embitter the blessings of liberty, and against those military establishments which must gradually poison its very fountain; if, in a word, the Union be essential to the happiness of the people of America, is it not preposterous, to urge as an objection to a government, without which the objects of the Union cannot be attained, that such a government may derogate from the importance of the governments of the individual States?
All the products could be found in the specific lots but the culture service derogates therefrom given the diversity of the products to be supplied and the small quantities required for each order.
He challenges the kind of either-or thinking that binarizes East and West, draws a big line between them, and derogates all apparent crossovers between them to ethnocentric appropriation.
56), because "a theology which derogates the Old Testament is not so much in danger of considering itself as the true heir of Israel .
In its newsletter, the Bishops' Committee has prescribed standing unless the bishop of a particular diocese derogates from this norm.