The verb "to deprecate" entered the English language in the 17th century.
The Australian is apt to deprecate the socialism of the European p. 14or the American.
Not that we deprecate the indulgence of such romantic feelings.
As a legal man, I must deprecate all confidences, otherwise than strictly in the way of business.
Hilma overwhelmed him with a burst of gratitude which he gruffly pretended to deprecate.
I deprecate the vice of excessive novel-reading in young persons.
Daniel kneeled upon his knees to deprecate the captivity of his people.
Mascarin raised his hand, as though to deprecate immediate criticism, and to ask for further patience on the part of his audience.
They recognise the secret and insidious influences of the Jesuit, and deprecate it.
I am fond of pussy, but I deprecate her taste for game, as I do that of some other hunters, wiser if not better than she.
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.