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To subject (a monetary unit or a currency) to devaluation
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  1. To subject (a monetary unit or a currency) to devaluation
  2. To lose value; to depreciate.
  3. To lower or remove the value of something.
To grow worse; degenerate:
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  1. To grow worse; degenerate:
  2. To make or become worse; lower in quality or value; depreciate
  3. To diminish or impair in quality, character, or value:
To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
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  1. To make less; to diminish; to reduce.
  2. (Intransitive) To become less.
  3. (Archaic) To belittle; minimize; disparage
To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
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  1. To make seem little, less important, etc.; speak slightingly of; depreciate
  2. To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
  3. To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
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  1. To speak slightingly of; show disrespect for; belittle
  2. To reduce in esteem or rank.
  3. To lower in esteem; discredit
(Archaic) To blacken
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  1. (Archaic) To blacken
  2. To disparage; belittle:
  3. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
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  1. To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
  2. (Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
  3. (Computers) To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
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  1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  2. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
To speak out against strongly and openly; denounce
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  1. To speak out against strongly and openly; denounce
  2. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
  3. To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
To refuse to believe:
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  1. To refuse to believe:
  2. To be a reason for disbelieving or distrusting; cast doubt on
  3. To harm the good reputation of a person; to cause an idea or piece of evidence to seem false or unreliable.
To estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
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  1. To estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
  2. To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size:
  3. To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
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  1. To expose to ridicule; make fun of.
To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
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  1. To judge or declare to be unfit for use or consumption, usually by official order:
  2. To adjudge someone guilty of a crime or to impose sentence, especially a severe penalty such as death or life imprisonment.
  3. To expropriate private property, usually land, for public use. See also appropriation and eminent domain.
To accuse publicly; inform against
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  1. To accuse publicly; inform against
  2. (Obs.) To announce, esp. in a menacing way
  3. To give formal notice of the ending of (a treaty, armistice, etc.)
To express disapproval of; censure.
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  1. To express disapproval of; censure.
  2. To speak of with disapproval or disparagement; censure
  3. To notice with disapprobation or some degree of censure; to disparage, to criticize.
To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
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  1. To make maliciously or knowingly false statements about.
  2. To spread false and harmful statements about; slander
To regard or esteem too lightly
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  1. To regard or esteem too lightly
  2. To have too little regard or esteem for.
  3. To assign too low a value to; underestimate.
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  1. To underestimate; to make too low a rate or estimate
  2. To rate, assess, or estimate too low
To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
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  1. To make false or malicious statements about (someone) in order to cause humiliation or disgrace.
  2. To fail to uphold; disregard or violate:
  3. To say untrue or malicious things about; defame; slander; vilify
To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
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  1. To use force against in order to harm; start a fight with; strike out at with physical or military force; assault
  2. To act on in a detrimental way; cause harm to:
  3. To start work on with purpose and vigor:
To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
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  1. To use abusive or slanderous language about or of; calumniate; revile; defame
  2. To attack the reputation of (a person or thing) with strong or abusive criticism.
To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
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  1. To damage the reputation, character, or good name of (someone) by slander or libel.
  2. (Archaic) To bring infamy on; disgrace
  3. To attack or injure the reputation or honor of by false and malicious statements; malign, slander, or libel
To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
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  1. To make evil, harmful, and often untrue statements about (someone).
  2. To speak evil of; defame; slander; traduce
To utter a slander about.
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  1. To utter a slander about.
  2. To utter or spread slander.
(Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
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  1. (Geology) To shift so as to produce a fault.
  2. To find error or defect in; criticize or blame:
  3. A fracture in a rock formation along which there has been movement of the blocks of rock on either side of the plane of fracture. Faults are caused by plate-tectonic forces.
To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
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  1. To assail with scornful or abusive language; vituperate.
  2. To use abusive or contemptuous language in speaking to or about; call bad names
To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
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  1. To laugh at in contempt or scorn; make fun of; ridicule
  2. To laugh at, speak of, or write about dismissively or contemptuously.
(Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
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  1. (Archaic) To push or drive away contemptuously with or as with the foot
  2. To show contempt or disdain in refusing or rejecting
  3. To refuse or reject with contempt or disdain; scorn
To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray:
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  1. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray:
  2. To lower oneself; lose face
  3. (Rare) To lower in esteem; disparage
To view with contempt; despise.
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  1. To view with contempt; despise.
  2. (Chiefly Literary) To treat or think of with contempt; scorn
To treat as of small importance; make light of:
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  1. To treat as of small importance; make light of:
  2. To treat with disrespect or indifference; be discourteous toward
  3. (Military, of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
To take or draw away
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  1. To take or draw away
  2. To draw or take away; divert:
  3. To reduce the value, importance, or quality of something. Often used with from :
To mark (notes) with a slur
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  1. To mark (notes) with a slur
  2. (Music) To sing or play (different and successive notes) by gliding from one to another without a break
  3. To pass over lightly or carelessly; treat without due consideration.
To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
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  1. To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
(Idiomatic) To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To regard without due seriousness; to joke or disregard inappropriately.
(Idiomatic) To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To make or attempt to make something seem less important, likely, or obvious.
To play down; minimize
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  1. To play down; minimize
  2. To minimize the significance of; play down:
  3. To de-emphasize; to present or portray as less important or consequential.
To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
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  1. To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
  2. To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
  3. To lower in importance, value, esteem, etc.
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  1. To dismiss idly, with derision or contempt.
  2. To express contempt for or impatience about; make light of:
  3. Alternative form of pooh-pooh.
To produce by hitting or striking:
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  1. To produce by hitting or striking:
  2. To cause to be displaced or unengaged; force:
  3. To cause to collide:
To be or become smeared
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  1. To be or become smeared
  2. To cause to be blurry or spread in unwanted places:
  3. To spread or daub (a surface, for example) with a sticky, greasy, or dirty substance.
(Idiomatic) Alternative form of pull down a peg.
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  1. (Idiomatic) Alternative form of pull down a peg.
To utter sharply:
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  1. To utter sharply:
  2. To strike quickly and sharply; tap
  3. (Slang) To talk seriously and frankly with another or others, often in an informal setting
To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise
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  1. To hit, throw, or put in place or action with force and noise
  2. (Slang) To drink quickly (a beverage, especially an alcoholic one). Often used with back or down.
  3. To put, throw, or otherwise forcefully move so as to produce a loud noise:
To cook (something) with little or no moisture, as in an oven, over an open fire, or in hot embers
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  1. To cook (something) with little or no moisture, as in an oven, over an open fire, or in hot embers
  2. To heat (an ore) in a furnace in the presence of oxygen or air so as to form oxides
  3. To honor at or subject to a roast.
To depreciate, belittle, or bring into contempt
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  1. To depreciate, belittle, or bring into contempt
  2. To become cheap or cheaper.
  3. To lower in public estimation; debase or degrade:
To lower in value, price, or amount
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  1. To lower in value, price, or amount
  2. To lower prices in (a financial market).
  3. (Music) To lower the pitch of
To reduce in value.
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  1. To reduce in value.
To lessen or, sometimes, annul the value, importance, etc. of
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  1. To lessen or, sometimes, annul the value, importance, etc. of
  2. To lower or remove the value of something.
  3. To lower the exchange value of (a currency) by lowering its gold equivalency.
To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
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  1. To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
  2. To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
  3. To lower in importance, value, esteem, etc.
To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
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  1. To let, bring, or move down to a lower level.
  2. To become lower; sink, fall, become reduced, etc.
  3. To weaken; undermine:
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  1. To write a memorandum about.
  2. To subtract marks (points) for an error.
  3. To reduce the price of.
To lower the price of:
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  1. To lower the price of:
  2. (Photog.) To weaken or lower the density of (a negative or print) by removing metallic silver
  3. To lower in rank or grade; demote.
To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
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  1. To represent or speak of as unimportant or contemptible:
  2. To knowingly say that something is smaller or less important than it actually is.
  3. To cause to seem little or smaller than something else:
To depreciate (money, etc.) officially
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  1. To depreciate (money, etc.) officially
  2. To express disapproval of (a person); denounce:
  3. To depreciate (currency, for example) by official proclamation or by rumor.
(Archaic) To blacken
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  1. (Archaic) To blacken
  2. To attack the character or reputation of; speak ill of; defame:
  3. To disparage; belittle:
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
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  1. To feel and express disapproval of; plead against
  2. (Archaic) To try to avert by prayer
  3. (Computers) To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
To lower oneself; lose face
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  1. To lower oneself; lose face
  2. To deviate from a standard or expectation; go astray:
  3. (Archaic) To take (a part or quality) away from something so as to impair it
To take or draw away
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  1. To take or draw away
  2. To draw or take away; divert:
  3. To reduce the value, importance, or quality of something. Often used with from :
To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price:
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  1. To sell or offer for sale at a reduced price:
  2. To reduce in quantity or value:
  3. To lend or sell with discounts
To reduce in esteem or rank.
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  1. To reduce in esteem or rank.
  2. To speak of in a slighting or disrespectful way.
  3. To dishonor by a comparison with what is inferior; to lower in rank or estimation by actions or words; to speak slightingly of; to depreciate; to undervalue.
To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
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  1. To minimize the importance, value, or reputation of:
  2. To lower the status, rank, or salary of:
  3. To demote to a less skilled job at lower pay
To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size:
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  1. To represent as having the least degree of importance, value, or size:
  2. To estimate or make appear to be of the least possible amount, value, or importance
  3. To reduce to a minimum; decrease to the least possible amount, degree, etc.
To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention:
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  1. To treat (someone) with discourteous reserve or inattention:
  2. To make even or level.
  3. (Military, of a fortification) To render no longer defensible by full or partial demolition.
(Idiomatic) To speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.
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  1. (Idiomatic) To speak condescendingly or as though the listener is inferior.
  2. (Idiomatic) To negotiate a lower price.

Synonym Study

  • Minimize suggests an ascription of the least possible value or importance don't minimize your own efforts
  • Belittle implies depreciation, but stresses a contemptuous attitude in the speaker or writer
  • Decry implies vigorous public denunciation, often from the best of motives to decry corruption in government
  • To disparage is to attempt to lower in esteem, as by insinuation, invidious comparison, faint praise
  • To depreciate is to lessen (something) in value as by implying that it has less worth than is usually attributed to it he depreciated her generosity
Find another word for depreciate. In this page you can discover 91 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for depreciate, like: devalue, deteriorate, lessen, belittle, disparage, denigrate, deprecate, lower, run down, decry and discredit.