1. express strong disapproval of

- We deplore the government's treatment of political prisoners

Definition categories: communication, criticise, criticize, knock

2. regret strongly

- I deplore this hostile action

Similar word(s): bemoan, bewail, lament

Definition categories: communication, complain, kick, kvetch, plain, quetch

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.