Complete Definition of "depreciate"

English
Etymology
L. depretiare, depreciare, to depreciate, from de-#Latin|de- + pretium, price

Verb
en-verb|depreciat|ing

#intransitive To reduce in value over time.
#transitive To belittle

Synonyms
(reduce in value over time):
(belittle): do down

Antonyms
(reduce in value over time): appreciate
(belittle): aggrandise/aggrandize, big up (slang)

Usage notes
Do not confuse with deprecate, which means 'to disapprove of'. The meaning of deprecate has lately been encroaching on depreciate in the sense 'to belittle'.

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