Definition of Deprecate

1. Verb. Express strong disapproval of; deplore.

Generic synonyms: Disapprove, Reject
Derivative terms: Deprecation, Deprecative



2. Verb. Belittle. "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
Exact synonyms: Depreciate, Vilipend
Generic synonyms: Belittle, Disparage, Pick At
Specialized synonyms: Deflate, Puncture
Derivative terms: Deprecation, Deprecative, Deprecatory, Depreciation, Depreciative, Depreciator, Depreciatory

Definition of Deprecate

1. v. t. To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to desire the removal of; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to disapprove of strongly.

Definition of Deprecate

1. Verb. (formal) To belittle or express disapproval of. ¹

2. Verb. (computing) To declare something obsolescent, i.e., to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc, that still works but has been replaced. ¹

3. Verb. (archaic) To pray against. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Deprecate

1. [v -CATED, -CATING, -CATES]

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deprecate (current term)
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Literary usage of Deprecate

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1. Merriam-Webster's Dictionary of English Usage by Inc. Merriam-Webster (1994)
"31 Oct. 1954 was quite right to be confident, however much he might deprecate his own achievements —Goronwy Rees, The Listener, 30 Jan. ..."

2. Thirty Years' View, Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1856)
"The whole document may be profitably studied by all who deprecate unwise and pernicious legislation ; but a selection of a few of the cases of injurious ..."

3. The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century: Comprising Its by James Gettys McGready Ramsey (1853)
"... which would not be legal, and those whose claims are not fully sanctioned by law, follow the example—an evil which we deprecate or pray may not happen. ..."

4. The Writings of George Washington: Being His Correspondence, Addresses by George Washington (1855)
"The friends of humanity will deprecate war, wheresoever it may appear ; and we have experienced enough of its evils in this country to know, that it should ..."

5. History of Political Conventions in California by Winfield J. Davis (1893)
"... and we do most earnestly deprecate the action of the eastern clubs of this party in their reception of the blatant, profane, and low humbug, ..."

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