derogate derogate

Definition(s):

  • (v) cause to seem less serious; play down

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  1. "If you listen to Jelly Roll Morton, his New Orleans English is a beautiful, beautiful thing," Newman said. "The way he speaks is almost an art form. He's got some real four-dollar words in there. To use the word 'derogate' in a song, it's...
    on Dec 8, 2009 By: Randy Newman Source: Los Angeles Times

  2. "It has to be something that whatever is done through constitutional processes would not derogate any of the prior agreements between us and the government," Iqbal said.
    on Jan 9, 2008 By: Allama Iqbal Source: Voice of America

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