depreciate vs deprecate : Common Errors in English

About depreciate vs deprecate

To depreciate something is to actually make it worse, whereas todeprecate something is simply to speak or think of it in a manner thatdemonstrates your low opinion of it. People who make unflatteringjokes or comments about themselves are self-deprecating.

depreciate Meaning(s)

  • (v) belittle
  • (v) lower the value of something
  • (v) lose in value

deprecate Meaning(s)

  • (v) express strong disapproval of; deplore
  • (v) belittle

depreciate in News

  • How to make money from your hobbies

    Hobbies that continually require you to buy new things tend to be money drains, Hamm writes, unless you find things you can purchase for personal enjoyment and fulfillment that won’t depreciate in value, or at least won’t depreciate very much.
    on June 14, 2013 Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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