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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Depreciate  \De*pre"ci*ate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Depreciated}; 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Depreciating}.]  [L.  depretiatus 
  depreciatus  p.  p.  of  depretiare  -ciare,  to  depreciate;  de- 
  +  pretiare  to  prize,  fr  pretium  price.  See  {Price}.] 
  To  lessen  in  price  or  estimated  value;  to  lower  the  worth  of 
  to  represent  as  of  little  value  or  claim  to  esteem;  to 
  undervalue.  --Addison. 
 
  Which  .  .  .  some  over-severe  phoilosophers  may  look 
  upon  fastidiously,  or  undervalue  and  depreciate. 
  --Cudworth. 
 
  To  prove  that  the  Americans  ought  not  to  be  free  we 
  are  obliged  to  depreciate  the  value  of  freedom  itself 
  --Burke. 
 
  Syn:  To  decry;  disparage;  traduce;  lower;  detract;  underrate. 
  See  {Decry}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  depreciating 
  adj  :  tending  to  decrease  or  cause  a  decrease  in  value;  "a 
  depreciating  currency";  "depreciatory  effects  on 
  prices"  [syn:  {depreciative},  {depreciatory}] 




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