Meaning of “deprecate” in the English Dictionary

"deprecate" in British English

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uk /ˈdep.rə.keɪt/ 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.
noun [ U ] uk /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/

(Definition of “deprecate” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)