deprecate

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈdɛprɪkeɪt/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈdɛprɪˌkeɪt/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(depri kāt′)

Inflections of 'deprecate' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
deprecates
v 3rd person singular
deprecating
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing."
deprecated
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed."
deprecated
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked."

WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
dep•re•cate /ˈdɛprɪˌkeɪt/USA pronunciation   v. [ + obj], -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
  1. to express disapproval of; urge reasons against.
  2. to speak of as having little value;
    belittle.
dep•re•ca•ting, adj. 
dep•re•ca•tion /ˌdɛprɪˈkeɪʃən/USA pronunciation  n. [uncountable]
dep•re•ca•to•ry /ˈdɛprɪkəˌtɔri/USA pronunciation  adj. 

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
dep•re•cate  (depri kāt′),USA pronunciation v.t.,  -cat•ed, -cat•ing. 
  1. to express earnest disapproval of.
  2. to urge reasons against;
    protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
  3. to depreciate;
    belittle.
  4. [Archaic.]to pray for deliverance from.
depre•cat′ing•ly, adv. 
dep′re•cation, n. 
depre•ca′tor, n. 
  • Latin dēprecātus prayed against, warded off (past participle of dēprecārī), equivalent. to dē- de- + prec(ārī) to pray + -ātus -ate1
  • 1615–25
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged condemn, denounce, disparage. See  decry. 
    An early and still the most current sense of deprecate is "to express disapproval of.'' In a sense development still occasionally criticized by a few, deprecate has come to be synonymous with the similar but etymologically unrelated word depreciate in the sense "belittle'':The author modestly deprecated the importance of his work.In compounds with self-, deprecate has almost totally replaced depreciate in modern usage:Her self-deprecating account of her career both amused and charmed the audience.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
deprecate /ˈdɛprɪˌkeɪt/ vb (transitive)
  1. to express disapproval of; protest against
  2. to depreciate (a person, someone's character, etc); belittle
Etymology: 17th Century: from Latin dēprecārī to avert, ward off by entreaty, from de- + precārī to pray

ˈdepreˌcating adj ˈdepreˌcatingly adv ˌdepreˈcation n ˈdeprecative adj ˈdepreˌcator n
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