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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To express disapproval of or regret for.

Usage examples (22)
  • I do not deprecate the existence of sects in the world.
  • The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts
  • "deprecate" in programming terminology -- bits of code.
  • I, for one, neither deprecate nor resent the gift. for more
Tutoring comment
  • If you "deprecate" (to disapprove or to speak critically) someone else's abilities you might "depreciate" (to reduce the value of something) their ability to contribute to the project.
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