From (the participle stem of) Latin peiorō (“make worse”), from pēior (“worse”).
- (UK) IPA: /ˈpiːdʒəɹeɪt/, /ˈpɛdʒəɹeɪt/
pejorate (third-person singular simple present pejorates, present participle pejorating, simple past and past participle pejorated)
- To make worse; to deteriorate or to worsen.
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