verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
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historical usage of deprecate
In an evolution still occasionally criticized by a few, deprecate has come to be synonymous with the similar but etymologically unrelated word depreciate in the sense “belittle”: The author modestly deprecated the importance of his work. In compounds with self-, deprecate has almost totally replaced depreciate in modern usage: Her self-deprecating account of her career both amused and charmed the audience.
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WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deprecatedeprecate , depreciate (see word story at the current entry)
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Example sentences from the Web for deprecate
This may have been a nod to his self-deprecating charm, but it also spoke to the differences between the party Brock built and the GOP we have today.Bill Brock was the forgotten father of the modern GOP|Seth Blumenthal|March 26, 2021|Washington Post
As Google’s deadline for deprecating the third-party cookie looms, publishers are racing to respond — or struggling to prepare.How publishers are preparing for a post-cookies future|CafeMedia|March 24, 2021|Digiday
That is why Chrome made the decision to deprecate support for third-party cookies.Google will not build or use alternate identifiers to track users across the web|George Nguyen|March 3, 2021|Search Engine Land
Google’s John Mueller said Google generally does not announce when it deprecates search ranking factors or signals.Don’t lose sleep over the Page Experience Update and more; Friday’s daily brief|Barry Schwartz|February 26, 2021|Search Engine Land
The post Google set to deprecate Showcase Shopping ads on April 1 appeared first on Search Engine Land.Google set to deprecate Showcase Shopping ads on April 1|George Nguyen|February 24, 2021|Search Engine Land
The verb "to deprecate" entered the English language in the 17th century.
Assuming that the reverend gentleman was inadvertently buried alive, we deprecate this delay.
She smiled timidly, as though to deprecate her sister's vengeance.Paul Patoff|F. Marion Crawford
But he is careful to deprecate all ideas of violent revolution--the process is to be accomplished by the most peaceful methods.Secret Societies And Subversive Movements|Nesta H. Webster
"Ask her to wait," the mistress said; then glanced at her visitor to deprecate the anticipated polite protest on her part.A Sheaf of Corn|Mary E. Mann
But the friends of the leading candidates deprecate the mention of names until the candidates are presented by the chosen orator.From the Easy Chair, series 2|George William Curtis