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depreciate

lessen the value or price of; downgrade, disparage, minimize: depreciate a car
Not to be confused with:
deprecate – express disapproval of; deplore, belittle, denounce, condemn: deprecate a criminal
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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.
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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
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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.
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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
they will depreciate
Future Perfect
I will have depreciated
you will have depreciated
he/she/it will have depreciated
we will have depreciated
you will have depreciated
they will have depreciated
Future Continuous
I will be depreciating
you will be depreciating
he/she/it will be depreciating
we will be depreciating
you will be depreciating
they will be depreciating
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
they had been depreciating
Conditional
I would depreciate
you would depreciate
he/she/it would depreciate
we would depreciate
you would depreciate
they would depreciate
Past Conditional
I would have depreciated
you would have depreciated
he/she/it would have depreciated
we would have depreciated
you would have depreciated
they 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!"
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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'.
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depreciate

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

depreciate

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

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

[dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
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