verb (used with object), depreciated, depreciating.
to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
to lessen the value or price of.
to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes.
to represent as of little value or merit; belittle.
verb (used without object), depreciated, depreciating.
to decline in value.
to reduce or decline in value or price
(transitive) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage
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.
adjective 1. sad and gloomy; dejected; downcast. 2. pressed down, or situated lower than the general surface. 3. lowered in force, amount, etc. 4. undergoing economic hardship, especially poverty and unemployment. 5. being or measured below the standard or norm. 6. Botany, Zoology. flattened down; greater in width than in height. 7. Psychiatry. suffering from […]
verb (used with object) 1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit. 2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull. 3. to lower in amount or value. 4. to put into a lower position: to depress the muzzle of a gun. 5. to press down. 6. Music. to lower […]
adjective 1. serving to depress; inducing a state of depression: depressing news. verb (used with object) 1. to make sad or gloomy; lower in spirits; deject; dispirit. 2. to lower in force, vigor, activity, etc.; weaken; make dull. 3. to lower in amount or value. 4. to put into a lower position: to depress the […]