Deprecate meaning

dĕprĭ-kāt
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.

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To express disapproval of; deplore.
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To belittle; depreciate.
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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.
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To depreciate; belittle.
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To try to avert by prayer.
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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.
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(computing) To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
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(archaic) To pray against.
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To feel and express disapproval of; plead against.
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Origin of deprecate

  • 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

  • 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