deprecate vs depreciate

deprecate depreciate


  • 1) To belittle or express disapproval of.
  • 2) archaic To pray against.
  • 3) computing To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
  • 4) express strong disapproval of; deplore
  • 5) To plead or argue earnestly against; urge reasons against; express disapproval of: said of a scheme, purpose, and the like.
  • 6) Toimprecate;invoke.
  • 7) To pray against; pray or entreat the removal or prevention of; pray or desire deliverance from.
  • 8) To imprecate; invoke.
  • 9) To express disapproval of; deplore.
  • 10) Computers To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
  • 11) To belittle; depreciate.
  • 12) archaic To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to desire the removal of.
  • 13) To protest against; to advance reasons against.
  • 14) To disapprove of strongly; to express a low opinion of.


  • 1) intransitive To reduce in value over time.
  • 2) transitive To belittle
  • 3) lower the value of something
  • 4) Disparage, Detract from, etc. (see decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
  • 5) To undervalue or underrate; represent as of little value or merit, or of less than is commonly supposed; belittle.
  • 6) To fall in value; become of less worth: as, a paper currency will depreciate unless it is convertible into specie; real estate is depreciating.
  • 7) Synonyms To lower.
  • 8) SynonymsTolower.
  • 9) To lessen the value of; bring down in value or rate: as, to depreciate goods or prices; to depreciate railroad stocks.
  • 10) To lessen the price or value of.
  • 11) To diminish in price or value.
  • 12) To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle. synonym: disparage.
  • 13) To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
  • 14) To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation.
  • 15) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.


  • 1) He used words like 'deprecate' and 'wanton act of violence', he adopted a tone that was selfless and a pose that was statesmanlike, but being noble wasn't enough.
  • 2) "deprecate" in programming terminology -- bits of code.
  • 3) My question remains: why would people elect to describe themselves in a manner that is used to deprecate their group or themselves as individuals within that group?
  • 4) I deprecate whoever has leaked this, since it will lead to confusion and unnecessary concern amongst our valued personnel.
  • 5) To deprecate surgery for the elderly because 32% of elderly Americans undergo surgery in the year before they die is like deprecating automobile brakes because 32% of fatal-accident victims hit the brakes in the few seconds before they die.
  • 6) I learned, from the views of social life which it developed, to admire their virtues, and to deprecate the vices of mankind.
  • 7) Readers adored it, though Hergé was later to deprecate this fledgling and uneven work.
  • 8) ‘They have no use for deprecating comparisons of the city's ‘winter’ with much more chill conditions elsewhere in the State this winter.’
  • 9) ‘Rather, he spends most of his time deprecating our political system and telling readers it's not worth getting involved in.’
  • 10) ‘He deprecates Dylan's uncontrollable taste for sugary snacks: ‘It starts with some sweets… ‘he drones knowingly, ‘and then you're on two bags a day.’’
  • 11) ‘But this blog strongly deprecates that kind of cynicism about politics.’
  • 12) ‘As the court stated, such an ‘attitude [by the employer] is based on a fear psychosis and has to be deprecated in very strong terms.’’
  • 13) ‘It is appreciated by those who benefit from it and deprecated by some who don't deserve to be treated so well.’
  • 14) ‘Both parties deprecated war, but one of them would ‘make’ war rather than let the nation survive, and the other would ‘accept’ war rather than let it perish, and the war came.’
  • 15) ‘Addition of an antibiotic or other stronger drugs like non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs should be deprecated.’
  • 16) ‘The intellect is not cultivated, it is deprecated; discernment is not encouraged, nor wisdom, nor discrimination.’
  • 17) ‘Back then we deprecated the literal, physical world.’
  • 18) ‘Luck is a concept that is deprecated in our go-getting entrepreneurial society.’
  • 19) ‘Seeing the insipid life in the city and listening to the babblings of old men praising the past and deprecating every progressive step was unbearable.’
  • 20) ‘The report deprecates the failure to make progress to remedy the effects of previous discriminatory legislation (now abolished) affecting property rights.’
  • 21) ‘The winners were expected to feel proud and probably did, but they had to express their pride in a culture that deprecates the open expression of such feelings and so they used humour.’
  • 22) ‘These common traits all arise from a fundamental dualism that privileges the spirit and deprecates the body.’
  • 23) ‘He further deprecated the program of acquiring and dividing the land of large farmers because their resultant insecurity would lessen their efforts to make their land more productive and invest money in permanent improvements.’
  • 24) ‘The Judge also deprecated the fact that no group litigation order had been made in the matter.’
  • 25) ‘On this view, the following version would be deprecated.’
  • 26) ‘It is only to be deprecated in so far as there is a danger, which experience shows to be no trifling one.’
  • 27) ‘Accordingly, frames should be deprecated in the design of new sites; and should preferably be phased out of existing designs.’
  • 28) ‘Over time many of the older APIs have been deprecated or removed entirely.’
  • 29) ‘Users should take note of the deprecated features which are to be completely removed in future versions.’
  • 30) ‘Beware that using google chart tools to generate QR codes is deprecated.’
  • 31) ‘The old console is still available but considered deprecated.’
  • 32) ‘But this feature turned out to be bad for performance and was deprecated nearly a decade ago.’
  • 33) ‘The Encode and Decode APIs are still available but are deprecated.’
  • 34) ‘The editor shows methods that are marked as deprecated and even comes with a clean up tool for automatically updating your code base, if possible.’
  • 35) ‘The release notes draft already contains a detailed list of deprecated components and methods.’
  • 36) ‘In addition to the major redesign, deprecated APIs are no longer included in the app and several bugs have been squashed.’
  • 37) ‘Note that if you're using an Android or iOS remote, some may not work, as the HTTP API is now deprecated in XBMC.’
  • 38) ‘A series of recent cases have tended to deprecate the value of confidentiality in witness statements.’
  • 39) ‘Depending on context, autonomy can be valued or deprecated, viewed as both counter to or in accordance with local understandings of behaviour.’
  • 40) ‘However, she describes Stephanie as deprecating herself and repeated her reference to swimming like a three-legged dog.’
  • 41) ‘Though Katherine, unfairly to my mind, deprecates the novels.’
  • 42) ‘‘The personality of the critic is much deprecated in our time,’ he wrote in the newspaper.’
  • 43) ‘He made a speech deprecating aged people, thus sparking harsh criticism from the general public and political parties.’
  • 44) ‘Without in any way deprecating entrepreneurship and ingenuity, its power stems from its command of money and what money can buy.’
  • 45) ‘Curiously, Franklin deprecates me for calling the papers a ‘study.’’
  • 46) ‘It is almost as if the more amazing our accomplishments, the more we must deprecate them.’
  • 47) ‘Cultivating or practicing such concern for others involved deprecating oneself.’


  • 1) Appreciate, and not depreciate, is a cardinal point of the administration of radio broadcasting.
  • 2) To know what will appreciate in value and what will depreciate, that is the art of success in life, and that was the art which made Armand Berselius a millionaire.
  • 3) What exactly does it mean for human capital to 'depreciate'?
  • 4) How does being able to speak multiple languages, conduct logical operations, make business decisions, negotiate etc. 'depreciate'?
  • 5) I'm also unaware of how they 'depreciate' in any meaningful sense.
  • 6) - Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.
  • 7) ‘The simple reason behind this change is that the US dollar and the euro are going to steeply depreciate against the value of gold.’
  • 8) ‘There are pockets where values have depreciated.’
  • 9) ‘Buying a cheaper car that depreciates rapidly is a false economy.’
  • 10) ‘The won continues to depreciate against the dollar and stock prices continue to fall.’
  • 11) ‘Unlike traditional homes, which appreciate in value, mobile homes depreciate.’
  • 12) ‘In the meantime, all currencies will depreciate against each other, and precious metals and other commodities will rise, and rise.’
  • 13) ‘The problem with art that does this is that it does not adequately reflect on the urgency of the moment we now live in and thus tends to depreciate in value.’
  • 14) ‘‘You may be entitled to compensation if the value of your property depreciates,’ the group says on its website.’
  • 15) ‘A car depreciates in value from the moment you step in and start the engine and requires you to spend money on maintenance.’
  • 16) ‘For people who are in business or involved in any commercial activity, once something is purchased then its value depreciates very, very quickly.’
  • 17) ‘But by how many thousands more did his car simply depreciate in value over the same period?’
  • 18) ‘All it requires is a tighter look at how a car depreciates or holds it value and what the expected mileage and fuel consumption will be.’
  • 19) ‘Our beautiful local meadowland, and its inhabitants, would be destroyed and many local homes would depreciate in value.’
  • 20) ‘Under the old regime there was the real possibility that the lira would depreciate against the Deutschmark.’
  • 21) ‘We buy what we like and it's a bonus that paintings don't usually depreciate in value.’
  • 22) ‘But these currencies have once again begun to depreciate against the dollar as the Japanese authorities intervened to weaken the yen.’
  • 23) ‘Apart from the fact that new ones depreciate in value rapidly, second-hand cars are often a lot nicer.’
  • 24) ‘Because of these currency imbalances, the dollar has actually depreciated more against the euro than it otherwise would.’
  • 25) ‘A better scenario would be for the dollar to depreciate against the euro, and for sterling to share part of that weakening.’
  • 26) ‘I want to get across to people it is their homes that will depreciate in value if these masts go up and so it is in their interest to get involved.’
  • 27) ‘Changes in accounting policies are another example of something to watch for - for example, a company might decide to depreciate assets over a longer period to save on the depreciation charge.’
  • 28) ‘Furthermore, since computers can be depreciated over a five-year period, the company is also permitted to record the expense using its regular depreciation method.’
  • 29) ‘Previously, equipment and business assets had to be depreciated over a five to seven year time span.’
  • 30) ‘There are different ways to account for depreciating assets.’
  • 31) ‘Therefore, depreciating these assets over 20 years is creating an excessive charge.’
  • 32) ‘Ironically, many minorities also lead the efforts to abolish affirmative action under the belief that their educational achievements are depreciated, disparaged and seen as less valuable.’
  • 33) ‘Written in diary form it is a humorous, self depreciating honest account of a woman faced with the realities of a breast cancer diagnosis.’
  • 34) ‘They were different to the other bands, in that they had great catchy melodies and a nice line in self depreciating lyrics.’
  • 35) ‘After all, it's a good beginning to stress the importance of ordinary people without depreciating the correct leadership of politicians, and to put the populace on a par with the elite.’
  • 36) ‘His distinctive traits of poignant observation and self - depreciating humour are woven into the novel.’
  • 37) ‘There exists in human nature a strong propensity to depreciate the advantages, and to magnify the evils, of the present times.’
  • 38) ‘Colbert is the opposite of Fouquet, abstemious, quiet, and utterly without charisma, working in the background to depreciate Fouquet's popularity like a rat gnawing at the woodwork.’
  • 39) ‘One reason graffiti seems so threatening is that it's the only art form that seems to depreciate material possessions.’
  • 40) ‘Self depreciating comedians are usually among the most popular.’
  • 41) ‘They do little wrong - they have a sweet enough mix of self depreciating lyrics and sober sentiment, and the string section adds an intelligent dimension to otherwise simple tunes.’
  • 42) ‘Far from depreciating talent and performance, we prize the exceptional and award prestige, money, and status to those we most want to emulate.’
  • 43) ‘We would suggest that to assume that all women possess a drive toward inter-relatedness, or that all men possess a drive toward individualism, is to depreciate that individual's experience.’
  • 44) ‘It should also be kept in mind that the trends in computer technology are toward facilitation of PC use, and that will inevitably depreciate many skills currently learned by students.’
  • 45) ‘But by avoiding the rematch, he would not only disappoint the entire sport, he'd also considerably depreciate his own status and reputation in boxing.’
  • 46) ‘Anyone who has enjoyed writing and reading lyrics as much as I have can hardly depreciate one mode for another.’

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