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Pronunciation:  di'pree`sheeeyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
  2. [v]  lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
  3. [v]  belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

DEPRECIATE is a 10 letter word that starts with D.


 Synonyms: deprecate, devaluate, devalue, undervalue
 Antonyms: appreciate, apprise, apprize, revalue
 See Also: belittle, decrease, deflate, diminish, disparage, fall, lessen, pick at, puncture, write off



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \De*pre"ci*ate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depreciated};
    p. pr. & vb. n. {Depreciating}.] [L. depretiatus,
    depreciatus, p. p. of depretiare, -ciare, to depreciate; de-
    + pretiare to prize, fr. pretium price. See {Price}.]
    To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of;
    to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to
    undervalue. --Addison.
          Which . . . some over-severe phoilosophers may look
          upon fastidiously, or undervalue and depreciate.
          To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we
          are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself.
    Syn: To decry; disparage; traduce; lower; detract; underrate.
         See {Decry}.
  2. \De*pre"ci*ate\, v. i.
    To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in
    estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it
    is convertible into specie.
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