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deprecate Explained

deprecate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] formal [Date: 1600-1700; Language: Latin; Origin: deprecari 'to keep off by prayer', from precari 'to pray']// to strongly disapprove of or criticize something// -- deprecation/depr[hA369]ke[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n/ n [U] //

deprecate at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

44 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprecate":
belittle, bemoan, bewail, de-emphasize, denigrate, deplore,
depreciate, derogate, despise, detract, discommend, discountenance,
disdain, disesteem, disfavor, disparage, dispraise, disvalue,
downplay, frown, hold in contempt, lament, make light of,
make little of, make nothing of, minimize, misestimate, misprize,
object, play down, put down, ridicule, sell short, set at naught,
set little by, shrug off, think little of, think nothing of,
underestimate, underplay, underprize, underrate, underreckon,

deprecate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Deprecation): deprecate, protest, intercede for, remonstrate

[ADJ] (Deprecation): deprecatory, intercessory, deprecated, protested, unsought, unasked.

[V] (Disapprobation): disapprove, dislike, take exception to, think ill of, disparage, deprecate, speak ill of, condemn.

[V] (Detraction): detract, derogate, decry, deprecate, depreciate, disparage, run down, belittle, sneer at, criticize, cast aspersions upon, blacken, vilify, brand, malign, muckrake, backbite, libel, slander, defame.

deprecate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[VN] (formal) to feel and express strong disapproval of sth
deprecating (also less frequent deprecatory ) adjective:
a deprecating comment
deprecatingly adverb

Deprecate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Deprecate \Dep"re*cate\ (d[e^]p"r[-e]*k[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. {Deprecated} (-k[=a]`t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n.
{Deprecating} (-k[=a]`t[i^]ng).] [L. deprecatus, p. p. of
deprecari to avert by player, to deprecate; de- + precari to
pray. See {Pray}.]
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.

His purpose was deprecated by all round him, and he was
with difficulty induced to adandon it. --Sir W.

deprecate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

v 1: express strong disapproval of; deplore
2: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's
efforts" [syn: {depreciate}]

deprecate at English (WD) Of Explained:



From Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » lang=la|deprecatus, past participle of Inter: term » lang=la|deprecari||to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate, from Inter: term » lang=la|de||off + Inter: term » lang=la|precari||to pray.


* Inter: a » UK Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛpɹɪkeɪt/, Inter: IPA » /ˈdɛpɹəkeɪt/


Inter: en-verb » deprecat|ing
  • To belittle or express disapproval of.
    1. Inter: computin » g To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
    2. Inter: archai » c To pray against.

      Derived terms

      * self-deprecating

      Related terms

      * deprecation


      Inter: trans-top » express disapproval of

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|не одобрявам
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|neschvalovat, Inter: t- » cs|zavrhovat
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|afkeuren
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|tuomita, Inter: t+ » fi|paheksua, Inter: t- » fi|väheksyä, Inter: t- » fi|vähätellä
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|désapprouver de

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|mißbilligen
    • Ido: Inter: t+ » io|desaprobar
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|deprecare
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|非難する|tr=hinan-suru

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to discontinue
    • Finnish: merkitä vanhentuneeksi
    • Japanese: 終了する (shūryō-suru)

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|utdatere

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    External links

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
    • Inter: R:OneLoo » k


    Verb form

  • second-person plural present tense and imperative of deprecare

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    Inter: la-verb-form » dēprecāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » depreco|dēprecō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: et » deprecate
    Translation: el » deprecate
    Translation: fa » deprecate
    Translation: fr » deprecate
    Translation: gl » deprecate
    Translation: ko » deprecate
    Translation: io » deprecate
    Translation: it » deprecate
    Translation: kn » deprecate
    Translation: mg » deprecate
    Translation: my » deprecate
    Translation: pl » deprecate
    Translation: sv » deprecate
    Translation: ta » deprecate
    Translation: te » deprecate
    Translation: th » deprecate
    Translation: vi » deprecate
    Translation: zh » deprecate