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Meaning of deprecate

dep•re•cate

Pronunciation: (dep'ri-kāt"), [key]
— -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
  1. to express earnest disapproval of.
  2. to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
  3. to depreciate; belittle.
  4. to pray for deliverance from.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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