depreciate

depreciate
Synonyms and related words:
abate, ablate, abrade, abridge, abstract, abuse, allow, bate, beat down, belittle, break, bring down, bring into discredit, bring low, charge off, cheapen, compress, consume, cry down, curtail, cut, cut back, cut down, cut prices, damp, dampen, de-emphasize, debase, decline, decrease, decry, deduct, deflate, degrade, denigrate, deplete, deprecate, depress, deride, derogate, derogate from, despise, detract, detract from, devaluate, devalue, diminish, disapprove of, discommend, discount, discredit, disdain, disesteem, disgrace, disparage, dispraise, dissipate, disvalue, dive, downgrade, downplay, drain, dribble away, dwindle, eat away, erode, extract, fall, fall in price, file away, give way, hold in contempt, impair, jew down, kick back, knock, leach, lessen, lower, make allowance, make light of, make little of, make nothing of, mark down, minimize, misestimate, misprize, nose-dive, pare, play down, plummet, plunge, purify, put down, rebate, reduce, refine, reflect discredit upon, refund, remove, retrench, ridicule, roll back, rub away, run down, sag, scale down, sell short, set at naught, set little by, shave, shorten, shrink, shrug off, simplify, slash, slight, slump, soften, speak ill of, squander, step down, subduct, submit to indignity, subtract, take a premium, take away, take from, take off, talk down, thin, thin out, think little of, think nothing of, trim, tune down, underestimate, underplay, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undervalue, waste, wear, wear away, weed, withdraw, write down, write off

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  • depreciate — de·pre·ci·ate /di prē shē ˌāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vt: to subject to depreciation: lower the value of vi: to fall in value compare appreciate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …   Law dictionary

  • Depreciate — De*pre ci*ate (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depreciated} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Depreciating} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. depretiatus, depreciatus, p. p. of depretiare, ciare, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depreciate — De*pre ci*ate, v. i. To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depreciate — [v1] devalue, lose value abate, cheapen, decay, decrease, decry, deflate, depress, deteriorate, devalorize, diminish, downgrade, drop, dwindle, erode, fall, lessen, lower, mark down, reduce, soften, underrate, undervalue, worsen, write down,… …   New thesaurus

  • depreciate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. depretiatus, pp. of depretiare to lower the price of, undervalue, from DE (Cf. de ) down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pretium price (see PRICE (Cf. price)). Related: Depreciated; deprec …   Etymology dictionary

  • depreciate — *decry, disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, minimize Analogous words: underestimate, undervalue, underrate (see base words at ESTIMATE): asperse, *malign Antonyms: appreciate Contrasted words: prize, cherish, treasure, value (see APPRECIATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • depreciate — ► VERB 1) reduce in value over a period of time. 2) disparage or belittle. DERIVATIVES depreciation noun depreciatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin depreciare lower in price, undervalue …   English terms dictionary

  • depreciate — [dē prē′shē āt΄, diprē′shē āt΄] vt. depreciated, depreciating [ME depreciaten < LL depretiatus, pp. of depretiare, to lower the price of (in LL(Ec), to make light of) < L de , from + pretiare, to value < pretium, PRICE] 1. to reduce in… …   English World dictionary

  • Depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …   Financial and business terms

  • depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …   Financial and business terms

  • depreciate — deprecate, depreciate 1. The two words are similar in form and in current use overlap somewhat in meaning, but their origin is different. Deprecate is from Latin deprecari ‘to prevent by prayer’ and its primary current meaning is ‘to express… …   Modern English usage

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