WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
der•o•gate (v. der′ə gāt′;adj. der′ə git, -gāt′),USA pronunciation v., -gat•ed, -gat•ing, adj.
- to detract, as from authority, estimation, etc. (usually fol. by from).
- to stray in character or conduct;
degenerate (usually fol. by from).
- to disparage or belittle.
- [Archaic.]to take away (a part) so as to impair the whole.
- Latin dērogātus repealed, restricted (past participle of dērogāre), equivalent. to dē- de- + rog(āre) to ask + -ātus -ate1
- late Middle English 1375–1425
- 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged See decry.
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