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    denigrate - Dictionary definition and meaning for word denigrate

    Definition
    (verb) cause to seem less serious; play down
    Synonyms : belittle , derogate , minimize
    Example Sentence
    • Don't belittle his influence
    Definition
    (verb) charge falsely or with malicious intent; attack the good name and reputation of someone
    Example Sentence
    • The journalists have defamed me!
    • The article in the paper sullied my reputation
   Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for denigrate

focus on the 'nigrate' part of this word and relate it to 'nigger' (which means people who have black skin) no racism plz...

DENIGRATE=DENY+GREAT.so if yu deny someone is great ,it means you BELITTLE him

READ DENIGRATE AS DEGRADE...WHICH MEANS TO DEFAME OR PUT A BLACK BLOT ON SOMEONE.

When Pakistan was divided from INDIA many people DENIGRATED (attack the good name and reputation ) Mahatma Gandhi who dedicated his life for (Swathantra Bharat ) our freedom and our future

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denigrate -> take out the ni de(ni)grate. now its degrade. tht s to defame or disparage sumone..

deni-grate sounds like deni-great..takes off the reputation of great people

denigrate>> DENY+GRATEful= persons who defame someone DENY to be GRATEful to him/her.

degrade and make him defame

The NI in the centre also stands for night or black. Denigrate means to convert a white guy into a nigger by "deny"ing him "great"-ness

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