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deprecate

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdeprecatedep‧re‧cate /ˈdeprɪkeɪt/ verb [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 DISAPPROVECRITICIZEto strongly disapprove of or criticize somethingdeprecation /ˌdeprɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
deprecateHe shrugged his shoulders and smiled as if deprecating his lack of education.L.G. rather deprecated that saying he was not in love with it.Surely Mr Stewart doesn't deprecate the value of children's television?Javits deprecated the violence that had occurred during the demonstrations.Dealers have felt a need to deprecate their own firms' values, to disassociate themselves from them.
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Verb table
deprecate
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theydeprecate
he, she, itdeprecates
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theydeprecated
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave deprecated
he, she, ithas deprecated
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad deprecated
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill deprecate
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have deprecated
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam deprecating
he, she, itis deprecating
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you, we, theyare deprecating
Past
I, he, she, itwas deprecating
you, we, theywere deprecating
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been deprecating
he, she, ithas been deprecating
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been deprecating
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be deprecating
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been deprecating
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