Deprecate Definition

deprecated, deprecates, deprecating
deprecated, deprecates, deprecating
To feel and express disapproval of; plead against.
Webster's New World
To depreciate; belittle.
Webster's New World
To try to avert by prayer.
Webster's New World
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.
American Heritage

Origin of Deprecate

  • From Latin deprecatus, past participle of deprecari (“to pray against (a present or impending evil), pray for, intercede for (that which is in danger), rarely imprecate”), from de (“off”) + precari (“to pray”).

    From Wiktionary

  • Latin dēprecārī dēprecāt- to ward off by prayer dē- de- precārī to pray prek- in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

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