- 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.
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.