An example of deprecate is when you tell someone his idea is really stupid and that he should be quiet.
- to feel and express disapproval of; plead against
- to depreciate; belittle
- Archaic to try to avert by prayer
Origin of deprecate; from Classical Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari, to ward off by intercession ; from de-, off, from + precari, pray
transitive verbde·pre·cat·ed, de·pre·cat·ing, de·pre·cates
- To express disapproval of; deplore.
- To belittle; depreciate.
- Computers To mark (a component of a software standard) as obsolete to warn against its use in the future so that it may be phased out.
Origin of deprecateLatin dēprecārī, dēprecāt-, to ward off by prayer : dē-, de- + precārī, to pray; see prek- in Indo-European roots.
(third-person singular simple present deprecates, present participle deprecating, simple past and past participle deprecated)
- Do not confuse with depreciate.
deprecate - Computer Definition
To make invalid or obsolete by removing or flagging the item. When commands or statements in a language are planned for deletion in future releases of the compiler or rendering engine, they are said to be deprecated. Programmers should begin to remove them from the source code in subsequent revisions of their programs. See flagging and nugatory.