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depreciate

de·pre·ci·ate

depreciate

 
pronunciation:
dih pri shi eIt
parts of speech:
transitive verb, intransitive verb
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: depreciated, depreciates, depreciating
definition 1: to lower the cost or value of, esp. of property for tax purposes, or of money.
The government depreciated its currency.
synonyms:
deflate, devalue
similar words:
depress, reduce, slash
definition 2: to disparage or treat as having little value; belittle.
It was uncomfortable to witness him, in his drunken state, depreciating his wife that way.
synonyms:
belittle, cheapen, deprecate, diminish, disparage
antonyms:
appreciate, boast, overrate
similar words:
decry, deflate, degrade, demean, devaluate, discredit, dishonor, humiliate, put down, run down, shame, slight, underrate
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become less in cost or value.
Your computer will depreciate ten percent per year.The value of a new car depreciates quickly.
antonyms:
appreciate
similar words:
cheapen
derivations: depreciatingly (adv.), depreciator (n.)