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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deprecate something (formal) to feel and express strong disapproval of something Word Origin early 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’.
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