English/Spanish Cognate of the Day

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English

denigrate v.– to say critical/unfair things about someone; to make something/someone seem less valuable

Spanish

denigrar

Etymology

denigrate (v.) Look up denigrate at Dictionary.com1520s, from Latin denigratus, past participle of denigrare “to blacken, defame,” from de- “completely” (see de-) + nigr-, stem of niger “black” (see Negro). which is of unknown origin. “Apparently disused in 18th c. and revived in 19th c.” [OED]. Related: Denigrated; denigrating.

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