Latin depretiare, depreciare, to depreciate, from de- + pretium, price
depreciate (third-person singular simple present depreciates, present participle depreciating, simple past and past participle depreciated)
- (intransitive) To reduce in value over time.
- (transitive) To belittle
- (reduce in value over time):
- (belittle): do down
To reduce in value over time
- Do not confuse with deprecate, which means 'to disapprove of'. The meaning of deprecate has lately been encroaching on depreciate in the sense 'to belittle'.