Variant of derogate
- Archaic to take (a part or quality) away from something so as to impair it
- Rare to lower in esteem; disparage
Origin: ME derogaten < L derogatus, pp. of derogare, to repeal part of (a law), detract from < de-, from + rogare, to ask: see rogation
- to take something desirable away; detract (from)
- to lower oneself; lose face
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