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deprecate

dep·re·cate

deprecate

 
 
pronunciation:
de prih keIt
features:
Word Combinations (verb)
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: deprecated, deprecates, deprecating
definition 1: to disparage or treat as having small value; depreciate.
The critics deprecated the actor's performance.
synonyms:
belittle, cheapen, depreciate, diminish, disparage
antonyms:
boast, overrate
similar words:
decry, deflate, degrade, demean, devaluate, discredit, dishonor, humiliate, revile, shame, slight, underrate
definition 2: to speak or write forcefully against.
Members of the community deprecated the proposed housing project.
antonyms:
endorse
similar words:
decry, dissuade, exhort, expostulate, object to, oppose, protest, remonstrate
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derivations: deprecatingly (adv.), deprecation (n.), deprecator (n.)