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

     

    deprecate

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪt//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deprecate
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪt//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪt//
     
    he / she / it deprecates
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪts//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪts//
     
    past simple deprecated
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪd//
     
    past participle deprecated
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪd//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪd//
     
    -ing form deprecating
    BrE BrE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈdeprəkeɪtɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1deprecate something (formal) to feel and express strong disapproval of something
  2. 2be deprecated (computing) (of a software feature) to be considered outdated and best avoided, even though you can still use it, usually because it has been replaced with a newer feature A number of features have been deprecated in the latest version of the software.
  3. Word Originearly 17th cent. (in the sense ‘pray against’): from Latin deprecat- ‘prayed against (as being evil)’, from the verb deprecari, from de- (expressing reversal) + precari ‘pray’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: deprecate