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English verb: deprecate

1. deprecate (communication) express strong disapproval of; deplore


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)disapprove, reject

2. deprecate (communication) belittle


SamplesThe teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts.


Synonymsdepreciate, vilipend


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)belittle, disparage, pick at


Narrower (hyponym)deflate, puncture









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