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English definition of “deprecate”

deprecate

verb [T not continuous] (NOT APPROVE)    /ˈdep.rə.keɪt/ formal
to not approve of something or say that you do not approve of something: We deprecate this use of company funds for political purposes.Disapproving and criticizingDamaging reputation deprecation     /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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