deprecate deprecate  /ˈdɛ prə ˌkeɪt/


  1. (v) express strong disapproval of; deplore
  2. (v) belittle


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  1. A coach should encourage not deprecate a sportsperson's efforts.
  2. Valerie strongly deprecated the utterances of her secretary and apologized to those who were hurt by his words.
  3. When the Minister hastily deprecated the partisan attitude of the opposition, he did not anticipate the political storm it would raise.


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  1. Frederick Douglass said: "Those who profess to favor freedom and yet deprecate agitation are men who want crops without plowing up the ground, they want rain without thunder and lightning. They want the ocean without the awful roar of its mighty...
    on Jun 20, 2007 By: Frederick Douglass Source: Socialist Worker Online

  2. But Mr Bryant told the Commons: "The reference to the Crusades is not lost to some people which, of course, anybody involved in the Red Cross would wholly deprecate. The truth of the matter is that it has been difficult in some places for us to...
    on Jun 12, 2009 By: Chris Bryant Source: The Christian Institute

  3. Immediately, Chatterjee said: "The derogatory remarks have been expunged and I deprecate such unparliamentary acts."
    on Aug 20, 2004 By: Chatterjee Source: Sify

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