verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
Origin of deprecate
Examples from the Web for deprecated
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
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.