verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
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OTHER WORDS FROM deprecate
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH deprecatedeprecate , depreciate (see word story at the current entry)
Example sentences from the Web for deprecate
"Not much of a garden, I'm afraid," he said deprecatingly to Birdwood, as they stood in colloquy outside.Guy and Pauline|Compton Mackenzie
"My daughter, you are severe," said her mother, deprecatingly.The American Gentleman's Guide to Politeness and Fashion|Henry Lunettes
"No need to use strong language, Mr. Mallalieu," he said deprecatingly, as he calmly proceeded to divest the other hand.The Borough Treasurer|Joseph Smith Fletcher
"I couldn't start off and leave Nick Grylls," he said deprecatingly.Two on the Trail|Hulbert Footner
"The Mexican regulations forbidding any foreign vessel to communicate with the shore," returned Senor Perkins deprecatingly.The Crusade of the Excelsior|Bret Harte