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DEPRECATE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does deprecate mean? 

DEPRECATE (verb)
  The verb DEPRECATE has 2 senses:

1. express strong disapproval of; deplore
2. belittle

  Familiarity information: DEPRECATE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


DEPRECATE (verb)


Sense 1deprecate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Express strong disapproval of; deplore

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Hypernyms (to "deprecate" is one way to...):

disapprove; reject (deem wrong or inappropriate)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Somebody ----s somebody


Sense 2deprecate [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Belittle

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

depreciate; vilipend; deprecate

Context example:

The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

Hypernyms (to "deprecate" is one way to...):

belittle; disparage; pick at (express a negative opinion of)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "deprecate"):

deflate; puncture (reduce or lessen the size or importance of)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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