verb (used with object), de·pre·ci·at·ed, de·pre·ci·at·ing.
verb (used without object), de·pre·ci·at·ed, de·pre·ci·at·ing.
Origin of depreciate
Examples from the Web for depreciate
That statement, simply put, means Beijing might actually try to depreciate its currency.
I do not mean to depreciate music: let it be loved and reverenced as is just; only let the delight of the eye be reverenced more.The Stones of Venice, Volume III (of 3)|John Ruskin
But they also destroy or depreciate the money of the Government, and deprive it of a vital power.
His object was to glorify the Trojans, the supposed ancestors of the Roman race, and to depreciate the Greeks.Chaucer's Works, Volume 2 (of 7)|Geoffrey Chaucer
The universal approbation this book met with, did not hinder Grotius's enemies from doing all they could to depreciate it.The Life of the Truly Eminent and Learned Hugo Grotius|Jean Lvesque de Burigny
“Nay, Mr. Long, do not depreciate your own worth by talking of fortune,” said Mrs. Thrale.A Nest of Linnets|Frank Frankfort Moore
British Dictionary definitions for depreciate
Word Origin for depreciate
Word Origin and History for depreciate
mid-15c., from Latin depretiatus, past participle of depretiare "to lower the price of, undervalue," from de- "down" (see de-) + pretium "price" (see price (n.)). Related: Depreciated; depreciating; depreciatory.