verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
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Origin of deprecate
synonym study for deprecate
historical usage of deprecate
OTHER WORDS FROM deprecate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deprecatedeprecate , depreciate (see usage note at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for deprecate
He was unable to comprehend them, and, as a natural consequence, deprecated and rejected them.The Works of William Cowper|William Cowper
And this spirit, like most spirits, may have its uses; it is not entirely to be deprecated.The Rhodesian|Gertrude Page
Then she wanted to embrace me, as if we were equals, but this I deprecated as much from aversion as from respect.The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Complete|Madame La Marquise De Montespan
They have urged international agreements for the wider use of silver, and have deprecated independent action by any one nation.Readings in Money and Banking|Chester Arthur Phillips
I saw that the President was right, and that I was myself in danger of the stagnation he deprecated.The Teacher|George Herbert Palmer