- 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.
- to decline in value.
Origin of depreciate
Synonyms for depreciate
4. See deprecate.
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
- to reduce or decline in value or price
- (tr) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage
Word Origin for depreciate
C15: from Late Latin dēpretiāre to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretium price
Avoid confusion with deprecate
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper