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English definition of “deprecate”

deprecate

verb [T] (NOT VALUE)    /ˈdep.rə.keɪt/ formal
to say that you think something is of little value or importance: He always deprecates my achievements.Treating as unimportantNeglecting and ignoringNot paying attention deprecation     /ˌdep.rəˈkeɪ.ʃən/ noun [U]
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