deprecate Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "deprecate" - English Dictionary

See all translations

deprecateverb

uk   us   /ˈdep.rə.keɪt/ formal

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   us   /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/
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
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More