depreciate definition

  • verb-transitive:
    • To lessen the price or value of.
    • to imagine or discuss about it to be of little-worth; belittle. See Synonyms at decry. See Usage Note at deprecate.
    • to minimize the price or value of.
    • to consider or discuss about it to be of little-worth; belittle. See Synonyms at decry. See Usage Note at deprecate.
    • to minimize in price or believed price; to lessen the worth of; to represent by small worth or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
    • to minimize in cost or determined worth; to lessen the well worth of; to portray as of little price or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
  • verb-intransitive:
    • to decrease in cost or worth.
    • to decrease in cost or price.
    • To fall in worth; to become of less well worth; to sink in estimation.
    • to-fall in worth; in order to become of less well worth; to sink in estimation.
  • verb:
    • To reduce in worth over time.
    • To belittle
    • to lessen in value eventually.
    • To belittle
    • belittle
    • lower the value of one thing
    • shed in value
    • belittle
    • lower the worth of one thing
    • shed in value
  • others:
    • To lessen the value of; bring down in worth or rate: since, to depreciate products or costs; to depreciate railroad stocks.
    • To undervalue or underrate; portray by little price or merit, or of not as much as is often expected; belittle.
    • Synonyms To Reduce.
    • To lessen the value of; reduce in price or rate: since, to depreciate products or prices; to depreciate railroad stocks.
    • Disparage, Detract from, etc. (identify decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
    • To undervalue or underrate; portray at the time of small worth or quality, or of not as much as is usually expected; belittle.
    • To fall in price; become of less really worth: as, a paper money will depreciate unless it is convertible into specie; property is depreciating.
    • Synonyms To lower.
    • Disparage, Detract from, etc. (see decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
    • To fall in value; become of less well worth: as, a paper currency will depreciate unless it really is convertible into specie; property is depreciating.

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