Synonyms of derogate in English:

derogate


See definition of derogate

verb

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

SYNONYMS

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

ANTONYMS

praise

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

SYNONYMS

detract from, devalue, diminish

reduce, lessen, lower, depreciate, take away from

demean, cheapen, defame

ANTONYMS

improve, increase

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

SYNONYMS

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

differ, vary

change

conflict with, be incompatible with