transitive verb pe·jo·rate \ˈpejəˌrāt, ˈpēj-, usually -āt+V\

Definition of pejorate


  1. :  to make worse :  depreciate

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Origin and Etymology of pejorate

Late Latin pejoratus, past participle of pejorare to become worse, make worse

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to cast off or become cast off

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