From Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari (“to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate”), from de (“off”) + precari (“to pray”).
- To belittle or express disapproval of.
- (computing) To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
- (archaic) To pray against.
express disapproval of
- Do not confuse with depreciate.
- deprecate in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- deprecate in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- deprecate at OneLook Dictionary Search