deprecate


deprecate

verb

Definition of DEPRECATE

1
to express scornfully one's low opinion of <movie critics tried to outdo one another in deprecating the comedy as the stupidest movie of the year>
Antonyms acclaim, applaud, exalt, extol (also extoll), glorify, laud, magnify, praise
2
to hold an unfavorable opinion of <deprecates TV sitcoms as childish and simpleminded>
Synonyms deprecate, discountenance, disesteem, disfavor, dislike, frown (on or upon), mislike, reprove, tsk-tsk, tut (over or about), tut-tut (over or about)
Near Antonyms endorse (also indorse), sanction, support; adore, delight (in), dig, enjoy, fancy, groove (on), love, relish, revel (in)
Antonyms approve, favor, like

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