depreciate
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /dɪˈpɹiːʃɪeɪt/
Verb

depreciate (depreciates, present participle depreciating; past and past participle depreciated)

  1. (transitive) To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of.
    • Cudworth
      […] which […] some over-severe philosophers may look upon fastidiously, or undervalue and depreciate.
    • Burke
      To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself.
  2. (intransitive) To decline in value over time.
  3. (transitive) To belittle or disparage.
Synonyms
  • (reduce in value over time)
  • (belittle) do down
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