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Definition of deplore verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deplore

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːr//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deplore
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔː(r)//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːr//
 
he / she / it deplores
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔːz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːrz//
 
past simple deplored
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːrd//
 
past participle deplored
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔːd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːrd//
 
-ing form deploring
BrE BrE//dɪˈplɔːrɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈplɔːrɪŋ//
 
 
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deplore something (formal) 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. The leadership issued a statement deploring the action of some members. We deplore all use of violence and provocation. Word Origin mid 16th cent. (in the sense ‘weep for, regret deeply’): from French déplorer or Italian deplorare, from Latin deplorare, from de- ‘away, thoroughly’ + plorare ‘bewail’.
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