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English verb: vilipend

1. vilipend (communication) belittle

SamplesThe teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts.

Synonymsdeprecate, depreciate

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at

Narrower (hyponym)deflate, puncture

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