Obs. to do more than is required or expected
Origin of supererogate; from Late Latin supererogatus, past participle of supererogare, to pay out beyond what is expected ; from super- (see super-) + erogare, to pay out (after consent by the people) ; from e- (for ex-), out + rogare, to ask: see rogation
intransitive verbsu·per·er·o·gat·ed, su·per·er·o·gat·ing, su·per·er·o·gates
To do more than is required, ordered, or expected.
Origin of supererogateLate Latin super&emacron;rogare, super&emacron;rogat-, to spend over and above : Latin super-, super- + Latin &emacron;rogare, to spend (&emacron;-, ex-, ex- + rogare, to ask; see reg- in Indo-European roots).
(third-person singular simple present supererogates, present participle supererogating, simple past and past participle supererogated)
- To engage in supererogation.