verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
Origin of deprecate
Examples from the Web for deprecate
The verb "to deprecate" entered the English language in the 17th century.
As soon as the citizens heard of this design they sent an embassy to the Crusaders to deprecate it.A History of The Inquisition of The Middle Ages; volume I|Henry Charles Lea
He was terrified into submission at the approach of Nadir, and sent his vizier to deprecate the wrath of that monarch.
This, with a half-apologetic air, as if to deprecate its smallness, I produced from my pocket and handed to him.Dead Man's Rock|Sir Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch
I deprecate the idea, however, that p. 124 we are all to amass an enormous accumulation of such researches.Civics: as Applied Sociology|Patrick Geddes
The Venetian Senate, bewildered with fright, dispatched agents to deprecate his wrath.
Word Origin for deprecate
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.