Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb deprecate

2 senses of deprecate

Sense 1
deprecate -- (express strong disapproval of; deplore)
       => disapprove, reject -- (deem wrong or inappropriate; "I disapprove of her child rearing methods")

Sense 2
deprecate, depreciate, vilipend -- (belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's efforts")
       => disparage, belittle, pick at -- (express a negative opinion of; "She disparaged her student's efforts")

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