verb (used with object), dep·re·cat·ed, dep·re·cat·ing.
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Origin of deprecate
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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
Arthur made a grimace that might have been either of assent or deprecation.Gabriel Conroy|Bert Harte
Still pressing her handkerchief against her lips with her right hand, she put out her left in a gesture of deprecation.The Wild Olive|Basil King
He blinked at the lights and the fire, then with a gesture of deprecation crossed the hall to the stairway.Foes|Mary Johnston
She saw what he meant—the deprecation, by their old law, of betrayals of the intimate note.The Wings of the Dove, Volume II|Henry James
Nicky brought tea to Jane, who opened her eyes at him in deprecation of his alarming reticence.The Creators|May Sinclair