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de·pre·ci·ate

 (dĭ-prē′shē-āt′)
v. de·pre·ci·at·ed, de·pre·ci·at·ing, de·pre·ci·ates
v.tr.
1. To lessen the price or value of: An increase in the supply of money depreciated the currency.
2. To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
3. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle. See Synonyms at disparage. See Usage Note at deprecate.
v.intr.
To diminish in price or value: "When issued in excess, as during the Revolution, paper depreciated in value" (Daniel Feller).

[Medieval Latin dēpreciāre, dēpreciāt-, alteration of Latin dēpretiāre : dē-, de- + pretium, price; see per- in Indo-European roots.]

de·pre′cia·ble (-shə-bəl) adj.
de·pre′ci·a′tor n.

depreciate

(dɪˈpriːʃɪˌeɪt)
vb
1. (Economics) 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- + pretium price]
deˈpreciˌatingly adv
deˈpreciˌator n
depreciatory, deˈpreciative adj
Usage: Avoid confusion with deprecate

de•pre•ci•ate

(dɪˈpri ʃiˌeɪt)

v. -at•ed, -at•ing. v.t.
1. to reduce the purchasing value of (money).
2. to lessen the value of.
3. to claim depreciation on (a property) for tax purposes.
4. to represent as of little value or merit; belittle.
v.i.
5. to decline in value.
[1640–50; < Late Latin dēpretiātus undervalued, past participle of dēpretiāre (in Medieval Latin sp. dēpreciāre) = Latin dē- de- + -pretiāre, derivative of pretium price + -ātus -ate1]
de•pre′ci•at`ing•ly, adv.
de•pre′ci•a`tor, n.
usage: See deprecate.

depreciate


Past participle: depreciated
Gerund: depreciating

Imperative
depreciate
depreciate
Present
I depreciate
you depreciate
he/she/it depreciates
we depreciate
you depreciate
they depreciate
Preterite
I depreciated
you depreciated
he/she/it depreciated
we depreciated
you depreciated
they depreciated
Present Continuous
I am depreciating
you are depreciating
he/she/it is depreciating
we are depreciating
you are depreciating
they are depreciating
Present Perfect
I have depreciated
you have depreciated
he/she/it has depreciated
we have depreciated
you have depreciated
they have depreciated
Past Continuous
I was depreciating
you were depreciating
he/she/it was depreciating
we were depreciating
you were depreciating
they were depreciating
Past Perfect
I had depreciated
you had depreciated
he/she/it had depreciated
we had depreciated
you had depreciated
they had depreciated
Future
I will depreciate
you will depreciate
he/she/it will depreciate
we will depreciate
you will depreciate
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Future Perfect
I will have depreciated
you will have depreciated
he/she/it will have depreciated
we will have depreciated
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Future Continuous
I will be depreciating
you will be depreciating
he/she/it will be depreciating
we will be depreciating
you will be depreciating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depreciating
you have been depreciating
he/she/it has been depreciating
we have been depreciating
you have been depreciating
they have been depreciating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depreciating
you will have been depreciating
he/she/it will have been depreciating
we will have been depreciating
you will have been depreciating
they will have been depreciating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depreciating
you had been depreciating
he/she/it had been depreciating
we had been depreciating
you had been depreciating
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Conditional
I would depreciate
you would depreciate
he/she/it would depreciate
we would depreciate
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Past Conditional
I would have depreciated
you would have depreciated
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you would have depreciated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depreciate - belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
disparage, belittle, pick at - express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts"
deflate, puncture - reduce or lessen the size or importance of; "The bad review of his work deflated his self-confidence"
2.depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
devaluate, devalue, undervalue, depreciate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
expense, write down, write off - reduce the estimated value of something; "For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer"
devalue - lower the value or quality of; "The tear devalues the painting"
apprise, apprize, appreciate - increase the value of; "The Germans want to appreciate the Deutsche Mark"
3.depreciate - lose in valuedepreciate - lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again"
decrease, diminish, lessen, fall - decrease in size, extent, or range; "The amount of homework decreased towards the end of the semester"; "The cabin pressure fell dramatically"; "her weight fell to under a hundred pounds"; "his voice fell to a whisper"
depreciate - lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
revalue, apprise, apprize, appreciate - gain in value; "The yen appreciated again!"

depreciate

verb
1. decrease, cut, reduce, lessen, devalue, deflate, cheapen, lower in value, devaluate The demand for foreign currency depreciates the real value of local currencies.
decrease expand, add to, enhance, enlarge, augment, increase in value, raise in value
2. lose value, devalue, fall in price, drop in price, decrease in value, devaluate Inflation is rising rapidly and the yuan is depreciating.
lose value appreciate, increase in value, rise in value
Usage: The word depreciate is not synonymous with deprecate. Depreciate means `to reduce or decline in value or price' while deprecate means `to express disapproval of'.

depreciate

verb
1. To become or make less in price or value:
2. To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant:
Translations

depreciate

[dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
A. VI [currency, shares] → depreciarse
B. VT
1. (Fin) [+ value] → depreciar; [+ assets] → depreciar, amortizar
2. (= belittle) → menospreciar, desdeñar

depreciate

[dɪˈpriːʃieɪt]
vi (= lose value) [currency] → se déprécier, se dévaloriser; [car] → perdre de sa valeur
vt (= reduce value of) [+ currency] → déprécier

depreciate

vt
valuemindern; exchange rateabwerten; to depreciate a currencydie Kaufkraft einer Währung mindern; to depreciate a propertyden Wert einer Immobilie mindern
(= belittle)herabsetzen, herabwürdigen
vian Wert verlieren; (currency)an Kaufkraft verlieren; (exchange rate)fallen, sinken; the pound has depreciated by 8%das Pfund ist um 8% gefallen

depreciate

[dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
References in classic literature ?
I do not wish to depreciate my own palace, but I can assure you that it is very poor beside that of the King my father, as you will agree when you have been there to greet him, as I hope you will shortly do.
It is true that the science of medicine, as it now exists, contains few things whose utility is very remarkable: but without any wish to depreciate it, I am confident that there is no one, even among those whose profession it is, who does not admit that all at present known in it is almost nothing in comparison of what remains to be discovered; and that we could free ourselves from an infinity of maladies of body as well as of mind, and perhaps also even from the debility of age, if we had sufficiently ample knowledge of their causes, and of all the remedies provided for us by nature.
The price of improved land in most parts of the country is much lower than can be accounted for by the quantity of waste land at market, and can only be fully explained by that want of private and public confidence, which are so alarmingly prevalent among all ranks, and which have a direct tendency to depreciate property of every kind.
With what propriety, therefore, or for what good purposes, are attempts at this particular period made by some men to depreciate the importance of the Union?
A second and more practical, but less systematic, form of this Socialism sought to depreciate every revolutionary movement in the eyes of the working class, by showing that no mere political reform, but only a change in the material conditions of existence, in economic relations, could be of any advantage to them.
Ah, depreciate other persons' dinners; you ministers give such splendid ones.
My dear," answered Penelope, "I have no wish to set myself up, nor to depreciate you; but I am not struck by your appearance, for I very well remember what kind of a man you were when you set sail from Ithaca.
To this Mary very gravely replied, "Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures
Ada and I agreed, as we talked together for a little while upstairs, that this caprice about the wind was a fiction and that he used the pretence to account for any disappointment he could not conceal, rather than he would blame the real cause of it or disparage or depreciate any one.
If only you could realize the absolute absurdity of any of you attempting to depreciate a person so immeasurably above you
This paradox, though different in form, is not really different from the remark which is often made in modern times by those who would depreciate either the methods of education commonly employed, or the standard attained--that 'there is no true education among us.
Iron cannot rust, nor beer sour, nor timber rot, nor calicoes go out of fashion, nor money stocks depreciate, in the few swift moments in which the Yankee suffers any one of them to remain in his possession.