derogate from

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of derogate from

formal
: to lessen the importance or value of (something or someone)
  • These criticisms are not meant to derogate from the excellent work they have done.

Word by Word Definitions

derogate play
  1. : to cause to seem inferior : disparage

  2. : to take away a part so as to impair : detract

  3. : to act beneath one's position or character


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