depreciate

  • 1 depreciate — de·pre·ci·ate /di prē shē ˌāt/ vb at·ed, at·ing vt: to subject to depreciation: lower the value of vi: to fall in value compare appreciate Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Depreciate — De*pre ci*ate (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depreciated} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Depreciating} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. depretiatus, depreciatus, p. p. of depretiare, ciare, to… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Depreciate — De*pre ci*ate, v. i. 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. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 depreciate — [v1] devalue, lose value abate, cheapen, decay, decrease, decry, deflate, depress, deteriorate, devalorize, diminish, downgrade, drop, dwindle, erode, fall, lessen, lower, mark down, reduce, soften, underrate, undervalue, worsen, write down,… …

    New thesaurus

  • 5 depreciate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. depretiatus, pp. of depretiare to lower the price of, undervalue, from DE (Cf. de ) down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pretium price (see PRICE (Cf. price)). Related: Depreciated; deprec …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 depreciate — *decry, disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, minimize Analogous words: underestimate, undervalue, underrate (see base words at ESTIMATE): asperse, *malign Antonyms: appreciate Contrasted words: prize, cherish, treasure, value (see APPRECIATE) …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 depreciate — ► VERB 1) reduce in value over a period of time. 2) disparage or belittle. DERIVATIVES depreciation noun depreciatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin depreciare lower in price, undervalue …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 depreciate — [dē prē′shē āt΄, diprē′shē āt΄] vt. depreciated, depreciating [ME depreciaten < LL depretiatus, pp. of depretiare, to lower the price of (in LL(Ec), to make light of) < L de , from + pretiare, to value < pretium, PRICE] 1. to reduce in… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 Depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 11 depreciate — deprecate, depreciate 1. The two words are similar in form and in current use overlap somewhat in meaning, but their origin is different. Deprecate is from Latin deprecari ‘to prevent by prayer’ and its primary current meaning is ‘to express… …

    Modern English usage

  • 12 depreciate — verb ADVERB ▪ quickly, rapidly ▪ fully (AmE) VERB + DEPRECIATE ▪ be likely to PREPOSITION ▪ …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 13 depreciate — verb 1) these cars will depreciate quickly Syn: decrease in value, lose value, fall in price 2) the decision to depreciate property Syn: devalue, cheapen, reduce, lower in price, mark down, discount 3) …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 14 depreciate — de|pre|ci|ate [dıˈpri:ʃieıt] v [Date: 1400 1500; : Late Latin; Origin: depretiare, from Latin pretium price ] 1.) to decrease in value or price ≠ ↑appreciate ▪ New cars depreciate in value quickly. 2.) [T] [i]technical to …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 depreciate — UK [dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt] / US [dɪˈprɪʃɪˌeɪt] verb Word forms depreciate : present tense I/you/we/they depreciate he/she/it depreciates present participle depreciating past tense depreciated past participle depreciated 1) [intransitive] to become less… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 depreciate — [c]/dəˈpriʃieɪt / (say duh preesheeayt), /dəˈprisieɪt / (say duh preeseeayt) verb (depreciated, depreciating) –verb (t) 1. to reduce the purchasing value of (money). 2. to lessen the value of: *free from all those faults which depreciate so many… …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 17 depreciate — /dɪ pri:ʃieɪt/ verb 1. to reduce the value of assets in accounts ● We depreciate our company cars over three years. 2. to lose value ● a share which has depreciated by 10% over the year ● The pound has depreciated by 5% against the dollar. ▪▪▪… …

    Marketing dictionary in english

  • 18 depreciate — /dɪ pri:ʃieɪt/ verb 1. to reduce the value of assets in accounts ● We depreciate our company cars over three years. 2. to lose value ● a share which has depreciated by 10% over the year ● The pound has depreciated by 5% against the dollar. ▪▪▪… …

    Dictionary of banking and finance

  • 19 depreciate — verb ( ated; ating) Etymology: Middle English, from Late Latin depretiatus, past participle of depretiare, from Latin de + pretium price more at price Date: 15th century transitive verb 1. to lower in estimation or esteem …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 20 depreciate — See deprecate, depreciate …

    Dictionary of problem words and expressions