HyperDic: depreciate

English > 3 senses of the word depreciate:
VERBcommunicationdepreciate, deprecate, vilipendbelittle
changedepreciatelower the value of something
changedepreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devaluelose in value
depreciate > pronunciation
Soundsdihpriy'shiyey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > depreciate: 3 senses > verb 1, communication
Meaningbelittle.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsdeprecate, vilipend
Narrowerdeflate, punctureReduce or lessen the size or importance of
Broaderdisparage, belittle, pick atExpress a negative opinion of
Spanishdeprecar, despreciar, menospreciar, suplicar, vilipendiar
Catalandemanar, suplicar
Adjectivesdepreciative, depreciatorytending to diminish or disparage
Nounsdepreciationa communication that belittles somebody or something
depreciatorone who disparages or belittles the worth of something
English > depreciate: 3 senses > verb 2, change
Meaninglower the value of something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
Narrowerexpense, write off, write downReduce the estimated value of something
Broaderdevaluelower the value or quality of
Oppositeappreciate, apprize, appriseincrease the value of
Similar todepreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalueLose in value
Spanishdepreciar, devaluar
Catalandepreciar, devaluar
Adjectivesdepreciative, depreciatorytending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
Nounsdepreciationa decrease in price or value
depreciationdecrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use
English > depreciate: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningLose in value.
PatternSomething ----s
Example"The dollar depreciated again"
Synonymsundervalue, devaluate, devalue
Broaderdecrease, diminish, lessen, falldecrease in size, extent, or range
Oppositeappreciate, apprize, apprise, revaluegain in value
Similar todepreciatelower the value of something
Spanishdepreciar, desvalorar, desvalorizarse, desvalorizar, devaluar
Catalandepreciar, desvalorar-se, desvalorar, devaluar
Adjectivesdepreciative, depreciatorytending to decrease or cause a decrease in value
Nounsdepreciationa decrease in price or value
depreciationdecrease in value of an asset due to obsolescence or use

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