Antonyms for disparage

Grammar : Verb
Spell : dih-spar-ij
Phonetic Transcription : dɪˈspær ɪdʒ

Definition of disparage

Origin :
  • early 14c., "degrade socially," from Old French desparagier (Modern French déparager) "reduce in rank, degrade, devalue, depreciate," originally "to marry unequally," and thus by extension the disgrace or dishonor involved in this, from des- "away" (see dis-) + parage "rank, lineage" (see peer (n.)). Sense of "belittle" first recorded 1530s. Related: Disparaged; disparaging; disparagingly.
  • verb criticize; detract from
Example sentences :
  • Nothing is more unjust than to disparage one sex relatively to the other.
  • Extract from : « The Sexual Question » by August Forel
  • It would have its work done, and be free to disparage those who have laboured for it.'
  • Extract from : « Gerald Fitzgerald » by Charles James Lever
  • It may shun, deprecate, disparage, but it never despises them.
  • Extract from : « Davenport Dunn, Volume 2 (of 2) » by Charles James Lever
  • I do not disparage one of her attractions, and she has scores of them.
  • Extract from : « Lord Kilgobbin » by Charles Lever
  • She means to discredit my station, and disparage my influence; how shall I reply to her?
  • Extract from : « A Day's Ride » by Charles James Lever
  • You enumerate one by one all the ingredients, and you disparage the total.
  • Extract from : « Barrington » by Charles James Lever
  • To perceive and admit this is not to disparage Byron's achievements.
  • Extract from : « Critical Miscellanies, Vol. I » by John Morley
  • Let us be indulgent to the evacuator nor disparage his eccentric wardrobe.
  • Extract from : « The Glow-Worm and Other Beetles » by Jean Henri Fabre
  • By this I do not mean to disparage such tools as implements of war.
  • Extract from : « A Virginia Scout » by Hugh Pendexter
  • There is no reason to exalt or to disparage either at the expense of the other.
  • Extract from : « Vegetable Teratology » by Maxwell T. Masters

Synonyms for disparage

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