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Definition of deplore verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deplore

 verb
verb
NAmE//dɪˈplɔr//
 
deplore something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deplore
 
he / she / it deplores
 
past simple deplored
 
-ing form deploring
 
 
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to strongly disapprove of something and criticize it, especially publicly Like everyone else, I deplore and condemn this killing. He deplored the fact that these criminals were treated by many as heroes and martyrs.
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