1. express strong disapproval of
- We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners
2. regret strongly
- I deplore this hostile action
Sentences with deplore as a verb:
- I deplore my neighbour for having lost his job.
- The UNHCR deplores the recent events in Sudan.
- I deplore not having listened to your advice.
- I deplore how you treated him at the party.
- Many people deplore the actions of a corrupt government.