verb (used with object), deprecated, deprecating.
to express earnest disapproval of.
to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
to depreciate; belittle.
Archaic. to pray for deliverance from.
to express disapproval of; protest against
to depreciate (a person, someone’s character, etc); belittle
(archaic) to try to ward off by prayer
adjective 1. serving to deprecate; deprecatory.
adjective 1. capable of depreciating or being depreciated in value. 2. capable of being depreciated for tax purposes. adjective 1. (US) able to be depreciated for tax deduction 2. liable to depreciation
verb (used with object), depreciated, depreciating. 1. to reduce the purchasing value of (money). 2. to lessen the value or price of. 3. to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes. 4. to represent as of little value or merit; belittle. verb (used without object), depreciated, depreciating. 5. to decline in value. verb 1. […]
depreciatory [dih-pree-shee-uh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee, -pree-shuh-] /dɪˈpri ʃi əˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i, -ˈpri ʃə-/ Word Origin adjective 1. tending to depreciate.