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depreciate

  

      vb  
1    to reduce or decline in value or price  
2    tr   to lessen the value of by derision, criticism, etc.; disparage  
     (C15: from Late Latin depretiare to lower the price of, from Latin de- + pretium price)  
  depreciatingly      adv  
  depreciator      n  
  depreciatory  
  depreciative      adj  
Avoid confusion with deprecate  
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depreciate

  
1    decrease, deflate, devaluate, devalue, lessen, lose value, lower, reduce  
2    belittle, decry, denigrate, deride, detract, disparage, look down on, ridicule, run down, scorn, sneer at, traduce, underestimate, underrate, undervalue  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    add to, appreciate, augment, enhance, enlarge, expand, grow, increase, rise  
2    admire, appreciate, cherish, esteem, like, prize, rate highly, regard, respect, value  

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