The verb "to deprecate" entered the English language in the 17th century.
The Australian is apt to deprecate the socialism of the European p. 14or the American.
Daniel kneeled upon his knees to deprecate the captivity of his people.
As a legal man, I must deprecate all confidences, otherwise than strictly in the way of business.
They recognise the secret and insidious influences of the Jesuit, and deprecate it.
I deprecate the vice of excessive novel-reading in young persons.
She smiled timidly, as though to deprecate her sister's vengeance.
Mascarin raised his hand, as though to deprecate immediate criticism, and to ask for further patience on the part of his audience.
Not that we deprecate the indulgence of such romantic feelings.
I am fond of pussy, but I deprecate her taste for game, as I do that of some other hunters, wiser if not better than she.
1620s, "to pray against or for deliverance from," from Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari "to pray (something) away" (see deprecation). Meaning "to express disapproval" is from 1640s. Related: Deprecated, deprecating.