v. der·o·gat·ed, der·o·gat·ing, der·o·gates
1. To take away; detract: an error that will derogate from your reputation.
2. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray: a clause allowing signers of the agreement to derogate from its principles during a state of emergency.
To disparage; belittle.
[Middle English derogaten, from Latin dērogāre, dērogāt- : dē-, de- + rogāre, to ask; see reg- in the Appendix of Indo-European roots.]
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