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Definition of Pejorate
1. to make worse [v PEJORATED, PEJORATING, PEJORATES]
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Pejorate
pejorate (current term)
Literary usage of Pejorate
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
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 ..."