- (formal) to belittle or express disapproval of
- (computing) to declare something obsolescent, i.e., to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc, that still works but has been replaced
- (archaic) to pray against
Adverbs for Deprecate
forcibly; timidly; periodically; modestly; markedly; increasingly; hurriedly; mildly; vigorously; pleadingly.
Synonyms for Deprecate
Antonyms for Deprecate
belittle, bemoan, bewail, de-emphasize, denigrate, deplore, depreciate, derogate, despise, detract, discommend, discountenance, disdain, disesteem, disfavor, disparage, dispraise, disvalue, downplay, frown, hold in contempt, lament, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, minimize, misestimate, misprize, object, play down, put down, ridicule, sell short, set at naught, set little by, shrug off, think little of, think nothing of, underestimate, underplay, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undervalue
From Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari (“to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate”) < de (“off”) + precari (“to pray”).
- Deprecate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- Deprecate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- Deprecate at OneLook Dictionary Search
- second-person plural present active imperative of dēprecō