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derogate

der·o·gate

derogate

pronunciation:
de r geIt
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: derogated, derogates, derogating
definition: to detract or take away (usu. fol. by from).
The strong opposition will derogate from her authority.
antonyms:
add
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to cause to appear inferior; disparage.
derivation: derogation (n.)
Word Parts
The word derogate contains the following parts:
rog, rogat Latin root that means ask
-ate1 Latin verb-forming suffix that means to make, cause, do
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The suffix -ate primarily forms transitive verbs from Latin bases. Many -ate verbs were loanwords from Latin. Verbs ending in -ate combine with the suffix -ion to form nouns ending in -ation. These verbs also have corresponding agent nouns ending in -ator (navigator, dictator, elevator).