Synonyms of derogate in English:


See definition of derogate


1‘his contribution has been underestimated and derogated by his critics’


disparage, denigrate, belittle, diminish, deprecate, downplay, detract from, deflate, decry, discredit, cast aspersions on, downgrade, slight, run down, criticize, defame, vilify, abuse, insult, attack, speak ill of, speak evil of, pour scorn on

informal bad-mouth, do a hatchet job on, take to pieces, pull apart, throw mud at, drag through the mud, slate, have a go at, hit out at, lay into, tear into, knock, slam, pan, bash, hammer, roast, skewer, throw brickbats at

British informal rubbish, slag off, monster

North American informal pummel, dump on

NZ Australian informal bag

archaic contemn

rare vituperate, asperse, vilipend



2‘agreeing to swear such an oath would certainly have derogated the majesty of the king’


detract from, devalue, diminish

reduce, lessen, lower, depreciate, take away from

demean, cheapen, defame


improve, increase

3‘there is no person who can make rules which override or derogate from an Act of Parliament’


deviate, diverge, depart, take away, digress, veer, swerve, drift, stray

differ, vary


conflict with, be incompatible with