depreciate Meaning, Definition & Usage
- The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts
verb lower the value of something
- The Fed depreciated the dollar once again
verb lose in value
devalue; devaluate; undervalue.
- The dollar depreciated again
De*pre"ci*ate transitive verb
, p. p. of depretiare
, to depreciate; de-
to prize, fr. pretium
price. See Price
imperfect & past participle Depreciated ; present participle & verbal noun Depreciating
- To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
Which . . . some over-severe phoilosophers may look upon fastidiously, or undervalue and depreciate.
To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself.
Syn. -- To decry; disparage; traduce; lower; detract; underrate. See Decry.
De*pre"ci*ate intransitive verb
- To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.
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