depreciate

[dih-pree-shee-eyt]
verb (used with object), depreciated, depreciating.
1.
to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
2.
to lessen the value or price of.
3.
to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes.
4.
to represent as of little value or merit; belittle.
verb (used without object), depreciated, depreciating.
5.
to decline in value.

Origin:
1640–50; < Late Latin dēpretiātus undervalued (past participle of dēpretiāre, in Medieval Latin spelling dēpreciāre), equivalent to Latin dē- de- + preti(um) price + -ātus -ate1

depreciatingly, adverb
depreciator, noun
nondepreciating, adjective
predepreciate, verb, predepreciated, predepreciating.
redepreciate, verb, redepreciated, redepreciating.
undepreciated, adjective
underdepreciate, verb (used with object), underdepreciated, underdepreciating.

deprecate, depreciate (see usage note at deprecate).


4. disparage, decry, minimize.


4. See deprecate.
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depreciate (dɪˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt)
 
vb
1.  to reduce or decline in value or price
2.  (tr) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage
 
[C15: from Late Latin dēpretiāre to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretiumprice]
 
 
de'preciatingly
 
adv
 
de'preciator
 
n
 
depreciatory
 
adj
 
de'preciative
 
adj

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depreciate
1640s, from L. depretiatus, pp. of depretiare, from de- "down" + pretium "price" (see price). Related: Depreciatory.
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Example sentences
Such investors could lose twice over: yields could rise and the dollar could
  depreciate.
They depreciate the minute they leave the dealer's lot, and their value
  continues to spiral downward as the mileage increases.
And don't forget to depreciate your music library and instruments.
Instead, the dollar, euro and yen all need to depreciate.
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