Last modified on 8 December 2014, at 12:53

pejorate

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From (the participle stem of) Latin peiorō (make worse), from pēior (worse).

PronunciationEdit

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈpiːdʒəɹeɪt/, /ˈpɛdʒəɹeɪt/

VerbEdit

pejorate (third-person singular simple present pejorates, present participle pejorating, simple past and past participle pejorated)

  1. To make worse; to deteriorate or to worsen.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

pējōrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of pējōrō