HyperDic: derogate

English > 1 sense of the word derogate:
VERBcommunicationderogate, minimize, belittle, denigratecause to seem less serious
English > derogate: 1 sense > verb 1, communication
MeaningCause to seem less serious; play down.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymsminimize, belittle, denigrate
Narrowertalk downbelittle through talk
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdenigrar, minimizar
Catalandenigrar, derogar, minimitzar
Adjectivesderogative, derogatoryexpressive of low opinion
Nounsderogationa communication that belittles somebody or something

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