1. express strong disapproval of; deplore

Definition categories: communication, disapprove, reject

2. belittle

- The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts

Similar word(s): depreciate, vilipend

Definition categories: communication, belittle, disparage

Sentences with deprecate as a verb:

- He deprecates any praise of his own merits.

- They deprecated the attempt to deny aid to homeless people.

- She deprecated any action which might disturb the peace.

- The bold tag has been deprecated in favour of the strong tag.

- It is still supported but strongly deprecated.