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Definition of deprecate verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

deprecate

 verb
verb
NAmE//ˈdɛprəˌkeɪt//
 
deprecate something (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deprecate
 
he / she / it deprecates
 
past simple deprecated
 
-ing form deprecating
 
 
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to feel and express strong disapproval of something or someone, often yourself
deprecating
 
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(deprecatory
NAmE//ˈdɛprəkəˌtɔri//
 
)
adjective a deprecating comment He delivered the speech with typical self-deprecating humor.
deprecatingly
 
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adverb
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