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depreciate

verb

1 depreciate

Belittle.

synonyms: deprecate, vilipend.

Roget 36: decrease, diminish, lessen; abridge etc. (shorten) 201; shrink etc. (contract) 195; drop off, fall off, tail off; ... show more

Roget 934: detract, derogate, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage; run down, cry down; backcap [U.S.]; belittle; sneer at etc. (contempt) 930; ... show more

Roget 932: disapprove; dislike etc. 867; lament etc. 839; object to, take exception to; be scandalized at, think ill of; view with disfavor, view with dark eyes, view with jaundiced eyes; ... show more

Dutch: verachten



2 depreciate

Lower the value of something.

3 depreciate

Lose in value:
— The dollar depreciated again.

synonyms: devaluate, devalue, undervalue.

Roget 483: underrate, underestimate, undervalue, underreckon; depreciate; disparage etc. (detract) 934; not do justice to; misprize, disprize; ridicule etc. ... show more

Dutch: devalueren


Moby thesaurus: abate, ablate, abrade, abridge, abstract, abuse, allow, bate, beat down, belittle, break, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, charge off, cheapen, compress, consume, cry down, curtail ... show more.

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