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depreciate

[ dih-pree-shee-eyt ]
/ d瑟藞pri 蕛i藢e瑟t /
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verb (used with object), de路pre路ci路at路ed, de路pre路ci路at路ing.
to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
to lessen the value or price of.
to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes.
to represent as of little value or merit; belittle.
verb (used without object), de路pre路ci路at路ed, de路pre路ci路at路ing.
to decline in value.
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Origin of depreciate

First recorded in 1640鈥50; from Late Latin d膿preti膩tus 鈥渦ndervalued鈥 (past participle of d膿preti膩re; in Medieval Latin spelling d膿preci膩re ), equivalent to Latin d膿- 鈥渁way from, out of鈥 + preti(um) 鈥減rice鈥 + -膩tus past participle suffix; see de-, price, -ate1

historical usage of depreciate

4. See deprecate.

OTHER WORDS FROM depreciate

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH depreciate

deprecate, depreciate (see word story at deprecate)
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How to use depreciate in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for depreciate

depreciate
/ (d瑟藞pri藧蕛瑟藢e瑟t) /

verb
to reduce or decline in value or price
(tr) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage

Derived forms of depreciate

depreciatingly, adverbdepreciator, noundepreciatory (d瑟藞pri藧蕛瑟蓹t蓹r瑟, -tr瑟) or depreciative, adjective

Word Origin for depreciate

C15: from Late Latin d膿preti膩re to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretium price

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Avoid confusion with deprecate
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