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Definition of Depreciate

Depreciate

  1. To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
  2. To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation; as, a paper currency will depreciate, unless it is convertible into specie.

Depreciate Quotations

Those who profess to favor freedom, and yet depreciate agitation, are men who want crops without plowing up the ground.
Frederick Douglass

Today people who hold cash equivalents feel comfortable. They shouldn't. They have opted for a terrible long-term asset, one that pays virtually nothing and is certain to depreciate in value.
Warren Buffett

All the works of man have their origin in creative fantasy. What right have we then to depreciate imagination.
Carl Jung

It is one of the most effective attitudes of the neurotic to measure thumbs down, so to speak, a real person by an ideal, since in doing so he can depreciate him as much as he wishes.
Alfred Adler

Let us not depreciate Earth. There is no atom in it but is alive and astir in the all-penetrating splendor of God. From the infinitesimal to the infinite, everything is striving to express the thought of His Presence with which it overflows.
Lucy Larcom
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Depreciate Translations

depreciate in German is abschreiben, amotisieren, herabsetzen
depreciate in Italian is copiare, degradare
depreciate in Norwegian is nedvurdere, synke i verdi
depreciate in Spanish is descontar, devaluar
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