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deprecate

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EtymologyEdit

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).

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deprecate (third-person singular simple present deprecates, present participle deprecating, simple past and past participle deprecated)

  1. To belittle or express disapproval of.
    He deprecates any praise of his own merits.
    They deprecated the attempt to deny aid to homeless people.
    She deprecated any action which might disturb the peace.
  2. To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
    The bold tag has been deprecated in favour of the strong tag.
    It is still supported but strongly deprecated.
  3. (archaic) To pray against.

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ItalianEdit

VerbEdit

deprecate

  1. second-person plural present tense and imperative of deprecare

LatinEdit

VerbEdit

dēprecāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of dēprecō