|Origin:||depretiare, from Latin pretium 'price'|
to decrease in value or price [≠ appreciate]:
New cars depreciate in value quickly.
2 [transitive] technical
to reduce the value of something over time, especially for tax purposes:
Company computers are depreciated at 50% per year.
3 [transitive] formal
to make something seem unimportant:
those who depreciate the importance of art in education