Part of speech:
To reduce in standing or respect.
To lower in importance, value, esteem, etc.
To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
Depreciate is defined as to decline in value over a period of time, or to reduce the value of assets in accounting records.
An untrue statement that harms the reputation of someone else’s business or product.
(Archaic) To disgrace.
To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
(Now Rare) To belittle; disparage
Diminish is defined as to make something seem smaller or less important.
To consider or reject (doing something) as beneath oneself:
(Intransitive) With "out" (to pan out), to turn out well; to be successful.
To treat with disrespect or indifference; be discourteous toward
To smile derisively; show scorn or contempt as by curling the upper lip
Squash is to squeeze something to make it smaller, or to crush an idea, or push down an emotion.
To give an exaggerated description or account
(Rare) To lower in esteem; disparage
To lend money upon, deducting the discount or allowance for interest; as, the banks discount notes and bills of exchange.
To think, represent, or speak of as small or unimportant
To deal with something in a direct way; to set to work upon.
(Slang) To make an appearance; show up:
express a negative opinion of
To make or cause to appear trivial:
To rate, assess, or estimate too low
To give praise to.
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