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.
  2. (computing) To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
  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
Last modified on 16 April 2014, at 22:57