depreciate depreciate  /dɪ ˈpri ʃi ˌeɪt/


  1. (v) belittle
  2. (v) lower the value of something
  3. (v) lose in value



  1. Bonds would on paper remain still, but actually depreciate in value measured in commodities.
  2. Sensing that he was slipping, Goldwater began to depreciate the importance of the New Hampshire primary.
  3. Their use is chiefly destructive, to ridicule and depreciate the other side's men and issues.


  1. Used EV prices to fall 30% in '13

    — The value of the average used plug-in electric hybrid vehicle is expected to depreciate nearly 30 percent this year, the biggest decline of any vehicle segment, the National Automobile Dealers Association Used Car Guide says.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Detroit News

  2. Truck stops add revenue to counties, Treasure Coast officials say | Map

    Some 400 Martin County residents say a proposed truck stop off I-95 will depreciate their property values. Truck stops in St. Lucie and Indian River Counties have a positive economic impact, officials said.
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Stuart News


  1. "I am paying great attention to the world economy. I am especially worried about the US economy," Wen said Tuesday at a press conference. "What I'm worried about is that the US dollar continues to depreciate, when will we see it hit the...
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Wen Jiabao Source: AFP

  2. "It has been appropriate for the US dollar to depreciate as it has," Dodge said on the sidelines of a gathering of central bankers in Cape Town.
    on Nov 19, 2007 By: David Dodge Source: Reuters Canada

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