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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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