depreciate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v depreciate lose in value "The dollar depreciated again"
    • v depreciate lower the value of something "The Fed depreciated the dollar once again"
    • v depreciate belittle "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. i Depreciate To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.
    • v. t Depreciate To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue. "Which . . . some over-severe philosophers may look upon fastidiously, or undervalue and depreciate .""To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • depreciate To lessen the value of; bring down in value or rate: as, to depreciate goods or prices; to depreciate railroad stocks.
    • depreciate To undervalue or underrate; represent as of little value or merit, or of less than is commonly supposed; belittle.
    • depreciate Synonyms To lower.
    • depreciate Disparage, Detract from, etc. (see decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
    • depreciate To fall in value; become of less worth: as, a paper currency will depreciate unless it is convertible into specie; real estate is depreciating.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Depreciate de-prē′shi-āt to lower the worth of: to undervalue: to disparage
    • v.i Depreciate to fall in value
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Quotations

  • Carl Jung
    Carl%20Jung
    “All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.”
  • Source Unknown
    Source Unknown
    “Lay up your treasures in heaven where there is no depreciation.”
  • Xaviera Hollander
    Xaviera Hollander
    “Actually, if my business was legitimate, I would deduct a substantial percentage for depreciation of my body.”
  • Carlo Goldoni
    Carlo Goldoni
    “A wise traveler never depreciates their own country.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. depretiatus, depreciatus, p. p. of depretiare, -ciare, to depreciate; de-, + pretiare, to prize, fr. pretium, price. See Price

Usage

In literature:

By this time coat-room franchises had suffered a severe depreciation.
"The Clarion" by Samuel Hopkins Adams
It can bear a little depreciation now, because it can look forward to the time when it will far outdo its successful rival.
"Lazy Thoughts of a Lazy Girl" by Jenny Wren
Coinage, depreciation of, 44, 59, 89.
"A Short History of English Agriculture" by W. H. R. Curtler
He would like Miss Plinlimmon's opinion on the rock-drawing of Salvator Rosa, a painter whom he gently depreciated.
"Poison Island" by Arthur Thomas Quiller-Couch (Q)
Still I mustn't depreciate your prize since it was of your own choosing.
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
Now, do not expect me to depreciate the earnest and enlightened pursuit of classical learning.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
In these, the bills depreciated.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
The approach of this crisis is, I think, visible in the departure of her precious metals, and depreciation of her paper medium.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
There was hardly a writer among the Deists who did not affirm that he had no wish to depreciate revealed truth.
"The English Church in the Eighteenth Century" by Charles J. Abbey and John H. Overton
But those violet eyes, usually beaming with kindness, suddenly changed their present expression of depreciation to one of rage.
"Elster's Folly" by Mrs. Henry Wood
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In news:

Admit it, you thought I was going to say depreciation.
Putting that into perspective, a one-yen depreciation against the dollar adds about $400 million to Toyota's bottom line.
Luo Ping, a Director-General at the China Regulatory Commission is quoted "Once you (U. S.) start issuing one trillion-two trillion … we know the dollar is going to depreciate, so we (China) hate you guys".
Bill Jacobs VW wants to put everyone behind the wheel of a brand – new 2013 Volkswagen Touareg and businesses can save 100% tax depreciation.
Depreciation of new building is dragging profits down, city says.
While financial prosperity is great, what about the kind that will never depreciate in value.
Nigerian Naira Depreciates as Oil Industry Withholds Dollars.
Nigerian Naira Depreciates as Oil Industry Withholds Dollars.
Depreciation is recaptured up to the amount of "total depreciation taken".
So, in this case, all of the gain is depreciation recapture since the sales price of $30,000 is less than the total depreciation of $50,000.
Bonus depreciation for equipment set to expire at end of 2012.
If you're thinking about buying new equipment, 2012 is your last chance to take advantage of bonus depreciation.
Off Farm Income and Depreciation's Role in Repayment Ability.
He asked why we include off-farm income or revenue and depreciation when calculating this debt service and margin metric.
A new car starts depreciating the minute it's driven off the lot.
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In science:

In this case it was argued that the main source of distortion of this index is related to the depreciation of the American dollar due to the feedback action of the Federal Reserve Bank.
Self-Similar Log-Periodic Structures in Western Stock Markets from 2000
Since the connection reduces to the standard one the only way to introduce vector potentials would be through the metric by following the Kaluza-Klein construct . This last procedure will be depreciated in favor of a better one.
Conformal Gauge Relativity - On the Geometrical Unification of Gravitation and Gauge Fields
By a detailed solution of the hydrodynamical, radiative transfer, and statistical equilibrium equations we con firm that sufficiently strong XU V radiation source may decrease the P V ionization fraction, possibly depreciating the P V lines as a reliable mass-loss rate indicator.
Influence of XUV radiation on Pv ionization fraction in hot star winds
Therefore, we see no sense in depreciating statements like “alluded but not carried out” or “they give a rather cumbersome evaluation”.
Reply to "Commentary on "Total Hadronic Cross Section Data and the Froissart-Martin Bound", by Fagundes, Menon and Silva"
This magnificent accomplishment is in no way depreciated by noting that by itself it is not a cosmological test.
Concluding Remarks on New Cosmological Data and the Values of the Fundamental Parameters
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