Definition of Pejorate

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



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Definition of Pejorate

1. to make worse [v PEJORATED, PEJORATING, PEJORATES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pejorate

peise
peised
peises
peishwa
peishwah
peishwahs
peishwas
peising
peisleyite
peitrel
peitrels
peize
peized
peizes
peizing
pejorate (current term)
pejorated
pejorates
pejoration
pejorations
pejorative
pejoratively
pejoratives
pejorism
pejorist
pekan
pekans
pekepoo
pekepoos
pekes

Literary usage of Pejorate

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1. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"... keeping, delay, detain- ment (rare), detainer (law), retention; spec, confinement, check, demurrage. deteriorate, vi decline, worsen, pejorate (rare), ..."

2. The Works of Benjamin Franklin: Including the Private as Well as the by Benjamin Franklin, John Bigelow (1904)
"The "pejorate," and the "colonize," since they are not in common use here, I give up as bad; for certainly in writings intended for persuasion and for ..."

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