"derogate" Definition

  1. v. t. To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
  2. v. t. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing.
  3. v. i. To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.
  4. v. i. To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate.
  5. n. Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded.

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Position in dictionary: 26299 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. i., v. i., n.,
Words that start with "derogate": 3
Words that end with "derogate": 1
Words that contain "derogate": 3
Next words in dictionary: derogated, derogately, derogating, derogation, derogative
Previous words in dictionary: derogant, dernly, dernier, dernful, derne

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