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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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