how to pronounce denigrate


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denigrate is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of denigrate in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… don't wish to denigrate the excellent …”

meanings of denigrate


  1. To criticise so as to besmirch; traduce, disparage or defame.
  2. To blacken.
  3. To treat as worthless; belittle, degrade or disparage.

denigrate frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word denigrate occurs in english on average 0.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics denigrate can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that denigrate can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

2) people, society, and culture;

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