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derogate

verb

1 derogate

Cause to seem less serious; play down.

synonyms: belittle, denigrate, minimize.

Roget 940: be dishonest etc. adj.; play false; break one's word, break one's faith, break one's promise; jilt, betray, forswear; shuffle etc. (lie) 544; ... show more

Roget 934: detract, derogate, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage; run down, cry down; backcap [U.S.]; belittle; sneer at etc. (contempt) 930; ... show more

Dutch: afwijken, bagatelliseren, denigreren, kleineren




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