pejorate

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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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