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Synonyms for depreciate
dɪˈpri ʃiˌeɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. deprecate, depreciate, vilipend(verb)


    "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"

    devalue, undervalue, vilipend, devaluate, deprecate

    apprize, revalue, appreciate, apprise

  2. depreciate(verb)

    lower the value of something

    "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"

    devalue, undervalue, vilipend, devaluate, deprecate

    apprise, revalue, appreciate, apprize

  3. depreciate, undervalue, devaluate, devalue(verb)

    lose in value

    "The dollar depreciated again"

    devalue, undervalue, vilipend, devaluate, underestimate, deprecate

    apprize, apprise, appreciate, revalue


  1. depreciate(verb)

    do down

    big up, aggrandize, aggrandise, appreciate

  2. depreciate(verb)

    To reduce in value over time.

    do down

    big up, aggrandize, aggrandise, appreciate

  3. depreciate(verb)

    To belittle

    do down

    appreciate, aggrandise, aggrandize, big up

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. depreciate

    To decry is to cry down, in some noisy, public, or conspicuous manner. A witness or a statement is discredited; the currency is depreciated; a good name is dishonored by unworthy conduct; we underestimate in our own minds; we may underrate or undervalue in statement to others. These words are used, with few exceptions, of things such as qualities, merits, attainments, etc. To disparage is to belittle by damaging comparison or suggestion; it is used only of things. A man's achievements are disparaged, his motives depreciated, his professions discredited; he himself is calumniated, slandered, etc. Compare SLANDER.

    See synonyms for PRAISE.

    belittle, carp at, decry, derogate from, detract from, discredit, dishonor, disparage, lower, underestimate, underrate, undervalue

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. depreciate(v. a.)

    underrate, undervalue, lessen the price of, diminish the value of

  2. depreciate(v. a.)

    disparage, decry, traduce, malign, degrade, censure, find fault with

  3. depreciate(v. n.)

    fall in price, fall in value, become of less worth

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "depreciate":

    amortize, devalue, repay

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How to use depreciate in a sentence?

  1. Dave Barry, "Sweating Out Taxes":

    All the big corporations depreciate their possessions, and you can, too, provided you use them for business purposes. For example, if you subscribe to the Wall Street Journal, a business-related newspaper, you can deduct the cost of your house, because, in the words of U.S. Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger in a landmark 1979 tax decision: "Where else are you going to read the paper? Outside? What if it rains?"

  2. William Ackman:

    I think their recent small devaluation could be the beginning of a larger one, i think they could solve a lot of their problems by letting their currency depreciate. And I think ultimately that's where they're going to end up.

  3. India Governor Raghuram Rajan:

    You may try to depreciate your currency but (what) if somebody (else) is also depreciating their currency? we can't all depreciate against each other, therefore the net effect will be limited.

  4. Yu Yongding:

    Some people have predicted that the yuan may depreciate to 7.2-7.3 if the Sino-U.S. trade war worsens, we cannot rule out that possibility, but one thing is certain: There won't be any sharp depreciation.

  5. Emeasoba George:

    The biggest challenge you will ever engage in daily is to challenge yourself. And not just merely challenging yourself. Rather, it is challenging yourself everyday to be betteroff than you were yesterday. For, self-growth or self-development is all about deciding to move beyond your so seemed present unfavourable circumstance into a better condition. Oh! yes, you ought to be appreciating and never depreciating. And what it really takes for you to appreciate rather than to depreciate is just to challenge yourself by all means possible and positive until you've become better and even the best. That is it. -Emeasoba George

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