deprecate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v deprecate belittle "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
    • v deprecate express strong disapproval of; deplore
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • deprecate To disapprove of strongly; to express a low opinion of.
    • v. t deprecate To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to desire the removal of.
    • deprecate To protest against; to advance reasons against.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • deprecate To pray against; pray or entreat the removal or prevention of; pray or desire deliverance from.
    • deprecate To plead or argue earnestly against; urge reasons against; express disapproval of: said of a scheme, purpose, and the like.
    • deprecate To imprecate; invoke.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Deprecate dep′re-kāt to try to ward off by prayer: to desire earnestly the prevention or removal of: to regret deeply: to argue against
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. deprecatus, p. p. of deprecari, to avert by prayer, to deprecate; de-, + precari, to pray. See Pray
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. deprecāri, deprecātusde, away, and precāri, to pray.

Usage

In literature:

He wisely deprecates the continuous strain of match play.
"Lawn Tennis for Ladies" by Mrs. Lambert Chambers
He deprecates such a movement.
"Personal Memoirs Of A Residence Of Thirty Years With The Indian Tribes On The American Frontiers" by Henry Rowe Schoolcraft
They appealed, remonstrated, begged, threatened, deprecated, and imprecated.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 2 of 4" by American Anti-Slavery Society
They appealed, remonstrated, begged, threatened, deprecated, and imprecated.
"The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Omnibus" by American Anti-Slavery Society
He lifted one hand in timid deprecation.
"The Slim Princess" by George Ade
They deprecated the resolve among themselves, but applauded the boy's intention to his face.
"The Booming of Acre Hill" by John Kendrick Bangs
Little leisure, however, was allowed to ruminate on these changes, or to deprecate the advantage of their enemy.
"The Red Rover" by James Fenimore Cooper
But Elinor's congratulations were tempered with deprecation.
"The Grafters" by Francis Lynde
They feared him because they deprecated his hostility.
"A Visit To The United States In 1841" by Joseph Sturge
Politeness is not really even a thing merely suave and deprecating.
"All Things Considered" by G. K. Chesterton
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In poetry:

If I but ope my lips, I sob;
If but an eyelid lift, I weep;
I deprecate all good or ill,
And only wish for endless sleep.
"To Mrs.----" by Frances Fuller Victor
And Man, whose mere necessities
Move all things from his path,
Trembles meanwhile at their decrees,
And deprecates their wrath!
"The Benefactors" by Rudyard Kipling
"In the dread stillness of the night,
To lose the faint, faint sound of breath!
To listen in restrain'd affright,
To deprecate each thought of death!
"The Lay Of Marie - Canto Second" by Matilda Betham
A common wayside flower it grew,
Unhandsome and unnoticed too,
Except in deprecation
That such an herb unreared by toil,
Prolific cumberer of the soil,
Defied extermination.
"All the Rage" by Hattie Howard

In news:

David Reutimann is generally the docile, self-deprecating type.
Comedy's Self- Deprecating Pioneer Phyllis Diller Dies.
'Saturday Night Live' Debuts Self- Deprecating Lindsay Lohan Promos (Video).
INTERVIEWS Coldplay's 5 Most Self- Deprecating 'Colbert' Comments.
Coldplay's 5 Most Self- Deprecating 'Colbert' Comments.
Wealthy New Englander Mitt Romney is trying to woo Southern voters with a mix of regional references that sometimes show self-deprecating humor, and sometimes are just plain awkward.
Carson had self-deprecating humor plus impeccable timing.
From self-deprecating, future superstar Maurice Edu to impish magician Ronnie O'Brien, this was a team full of lovable well, they certainly aren't losers.
An earnest spume from the post-Linklater, neo–brat pack known as Young Hollywood, I Love Your Work promises with its very title to be self-conscious, self-deprecating, self-glorifying, and self-mockingly witty.
San Francisco's new Roman Catholic archbishop made self-deprecating jokes about his recent drunken-driving arrest during his formal installation ceremony, which came just days after he pleaded guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.
The happy fellow with the charming, self-deprecating sense of humor who appeared on 2011's Irish Goodbye.
What else but self-deprecating fat jokes.
She wouldn't have counted herself a feminist at the time, and she posed a dilemma for young feminists who took a dim view of her self-deprecating put-downs.
Donald Trump Is ' Gracious , Welcoming, Considerate and Self-Deprecating'.
Phyllis Diller, famed for her self-deprecating jokes, wild wardrobe and outrageous laugh, made her comedy club debut at 37 and enjoyed a long career in clubs, movies and TV.
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In science:

Concerning this use of nonstandard analysis, one may safely say that the model in is deprecated, and the above text does not have any aspiration to compete with nonstandard analysis in that respect.
Nonstandard principles for generalized functions
Since version 10.2 many previously collected latch statistics have been deprecated.
Exploring Oracle RDBMS latches using Solaris DTrace
Backward Compatibility Wil l Always Give You Grief and Employ Secure Defaults both refer to changing, removing or deprecating features to provide a more secure product.
Functional Programming and Security
At the time Microsoft releases a new version of Windows, the current version will be deprecated and - after a certain grace time - fall out of software support by Microsoft because the old version will have reached the end of its life time .
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
And on the other hand, for very new hardware drivers aren’t usually provided for older, deprecated versions of Microsoft Windows.
Modern consumerism and the waste problem
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