Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “deprecate”

See all translations

deprecate

verb uk   /ˈdep.rə.keɪt/ formal us  

deprecate verb (NOT APPROVE)

[T not continuous] to not approve of something or say that you do not approve of something: We deprecate this use of company funds for political purposes.

deprecate verb (NOT VALUE)

[T] to say that you think something is of little value or importance: He always deprecates my achievements.
deprecation
noun [U] uk   /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us  
Translations of “deprecate”
in Chinese (Traditional) 反對, 反對,不贊成…
in Chinese (Simplified) 反对, 反对,不赞成…
(Definition of deprecate from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of deprecate?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Word of the Day

hyphen

the symbol -, used to join two words together, or to show that a word has been divided into two parts at the end of one line and the beginning of the next

Word of the Day

Lies, lies, lies!

by Kate Woodford,
February 25, 2015
​​​ According to sociologists (=people who study the relationships between people living in groups), we are good at lying. As a species, we have developed a remarkable ability to deceive each other (= persuade each other that something false is true). Being able to say things that are not true can help with

Read More 

snapchat verb

March 02, 2015
to send someone a message using the photomessaging application Snapchat We used to have a thing until he got a girlfriend. now

Read More