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deprecate

  

      vb   tr  
1    to express disapproval of; protest against  
2    to depreciate (a person, someone's character, etc.); belittle  
3    Archaic   to try to ward off by prayer  
     (C17: from Latin deprecari to avert, ward off by entreaty, from de- + precari to pray)  
  deprecating      adj  
  deprecatingly      adv  
  deprecation      n  
  deprecative      adj  
  deprecatively      adv  
  deprecator      n  
Avoid confusion with depreciate  
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deprecate

  
1    condemn, deplore, disapprove of, frown on, object to, protest against, take exception to  
2    belittle, denigrate, depreciate, detract, disparage  

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