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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To lessen the worth of.

Usage examples (27)
  • Appreciate, and not depreciate, is a cardinal point of the administration of radio broadcasting.
  • What exactly does it mean for human capital to 'depreciate'?
  • I'm also unaware of how they 'depreciate' in any meaningful sense.
  • Long-term assets depreciate, meaning they lose some value over time. for more
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  • 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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