- Present participle of derogate.
Variant of derogate
transitive verbderogated, derogating
- Archaic to take (a part or quality) away from something so as to impair it
- Rare to lower in esteem; disparage
Origin of derogateMiddle English derogaten ; from Classical Latin derogatus, past participle of derogare, to repeal part of (a law), detract from ; from de-, from + rogare, to ask: see rogation
- to take something desirable away; detract (from)
- to lower oneself; lose face