- To deprecate is defined as to show disapproval about something or someone or to belittle someone.
An example of deprecate is when you tell someone his idea is really stupid and that he should be quiet.
deprecate definition by Webster's New World
deprecate definition by American Heritage Dictionary
transitive verb de·pre·cat·ed, de·pre·cat·ing, de·pre·cates
- To express disapproval of; deplore.
- To belittle; depreciate.
- Computer Science 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: Latin dēprecārī, dēprecāt-, to ward off by prayer : dē-, de- + precārī, to pray; see prek- in Indo-European roots.
- depˈre·catˌing·ly adverb
- depˌre·caˈtion noun
- depˈre·caˌtor noun
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.