derogate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] formal 

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/ˈderəɡeɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyderogate
he/she/itderogates
present participlederogating
past tensederogated
past participlederogated
  1. 1
    to say unpleasant things about someone or something that show you have no respect for them
  2. 2
    legal to state officially that a part of a law no longer has legal authority and has ended

phrasal verbs