American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To lessen the price or value of.
- v. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle. See Synonyms at decry. See Usage Note at deprecate.
- v. To diminish in price or value.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lessen the value of; bring down in value or rate: as, to depreciate goods or prices; to depreciate railroad stocks.
- To undervalue or underrate; represent as of little value or merit, or of less than is commonly supposed; belittle.
- Synonyms To lower.
- Disparage, Detract from, etc. (see decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
- To fall in value; become of less worth: as, a paper currency will depreciate unless it is convertible into specie; real estate is depreciating.
- v. intransitive To reduce in value over time.
- v. transitive To belittle
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
- v. To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation.
- v. belittle.
- v. lower the value of something
- v. lose in value
- Latin depretiare, depreciare, to depreciate, from de- + pretium, price (Wiktionary)
- Medieval Latin dēpreciāre, dēpreciāt-, alteration of Latin dēpretiāre : dē-, de- + pretium, price; see per-5 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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