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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 der·o·gate /ˈdɛrəˌget/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Der·o·gate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Derogated p. pr. & vb. n. Derogating ]
 1. To annul in part; to repeal partly; to restrict; to limit the action of; -- said of a law.
    By several contrary customs, . . . many of the civil and canon laws are controlled and derogated.   --Sir M. Hale.
 2. To lessen; to detract from; to disparage; to depreciate; -- said of a person or thing. [R.]
    Anything . . . that should derogate, minish, or hurt his glory and his name.   --Sir T. More.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Der·o·gate v. i.
 1. To take away; to detract; to withdraw; -- usually with from.
    If we did derogate from them whom their industry hath made great.   --Hooker.
    It derogates little from his fortitude, while it adds infinitely to the honor of his humanity.   --Burke.
 2. To act beneath one-s rank, place, birth, or character; to degenerate. [R.]
    You are a fool granted; therefore your issues, being foolish, do not derogate.   --Shak.
    Would Charles X. derogate from his ancestors? Would he be the degenerate scion of that royal line?   --Hazlitt.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Der·o·gate n.  Diminished in value; dishonored; degraded. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v : belittle; "Don't belittle his influence" [syn: minimize, belittle,