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depreciate

[dih-pree-shee-eyt] /dɪˈpri ʃiˌeɪt/
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
1640-1650
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
Related forms
depreciatingly, adverb
depreciator, noun
nondepreciating, adjective
predepreciate, verb, predepreciated, predepreciating.
redepreciate, verb, redepreciated, redepreciating.
undepreciated, adjective
underdepreciate, verb (used with object), underdepreciated, underdepreciating.
Can be confused
deprecate, depreciate (see usage note at deprecate)
Synonyms
4. disparage, decry, minimize.
Usage note
4. See deprecate.
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British Dictionary definitions for re depreciate

depreciate

/dɪˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt/
verb
1.
to reduce or decline in value or price
2.
(transitive) to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc; disparage
Derived Forms
depreciatingly, adverb
depreciator, noun
depreciatory (dɪˈpriːʃɪətərɪ; -trɪ), depreciative, adjective
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin dēpretiāre to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretiumprice
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Word Origin and History for re depreciate
depreciate
1640s, from L. depretiatus, pp. of depretiare, from de- "down" + pretium "price" (see price). Related: Depreciatory.
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