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depreciate

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1 to diminish the price or value of

  • a faded finish will really depreciate your car when you decide to trade it in
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2 to express scornfully one's low opinion of

  • dared to depreciate Shakespeare, saying his works have no relevance for modern audiences
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dump on

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decry, depreciate, disparage, belittle mean to express a low opinion of. decry implies open condemnation with intent to discredit.
    • decried their defeatist attitude
depreciate implies a representing as being of less value than commonly believed.
    • critics depreciate his plays for being unabashedly sentimental
disparage implies depreciation by indirect means such as slighting or invidious comparison.
    • disparaged polo as a game for the rich
belittle usually suggests a contemptuous or envious attitude.
    • belittled the achievements of others


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