Depreciate Definition

depreciated, depreciates, depreciating
depreciated, depreciates, depreciating
To reduce in value or price.
Webster's New World
To write off an expenditure for (a tangible asset) by prorating over a certain period, usually the estimated useful life of the asset.
American Heritage
To drop in value or price.
Webster's New World
To make seem less important; belittle; disparage.
Webster's New World
(intransitive) To decline in value over time.

Origin of Depreciate

  • Medieval Latin dēpreciāre dēpreciāt- alteration of Latin dēpretiāre dē- de- pretium price per-5 in Indo-European roots

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

  • Latin depretiare, depreciare, to depreciate, from de- + pretium, price

    From Wiktionary

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