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English verb: depreciate

1. depreciate (communication) belittle

SamplesThe teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts.

Synonymsdeprecate, vilipend

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something

Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at

Narrower (hyponym)deflate, puncture

2. depreciate (change) lower the value of something

SamplesThe Fed depreciated the dollar once again.

Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something

Broader (hypernym)devalue

Narrower (hyponym)expense, write down, write off

Verb groupdepreciate, devaluate, devalue, undervalue

Antonymsapprise, apprize, appreciate

3. depreciate (change) lose in value

SamplesThe dollar depreciated again.

Synonymsdevaluate, devalue, undervalue

Pattern of useSomething ----s

Broader (hypernym)decrease, diminish, fall, lessen

Verb groupdepreciate

Antonymsrevalue, apprise, apprize, appreciate

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