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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 de·pre·ci·ate /dɪˈpriʃiˌet/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pre·ci·ate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Depreciated p. pr. & vb. n. Depreciating ]  To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
    Which . . . some over-severe philosophers may look upon fastidiously, or undervalue and depreciate.   --Cudworth.
    To prove that the Americans ought not to be free, we are obliged to depreciate the value of freedom itself.   --Burke.
 Syn: -- To decry; disparage; traduce; lower; detract; underrate. See Decry.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 De·pre·ci·ate, v. i. 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.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: belittle; "The teacher should not deprecate his student's
           efforts" [syn: deprecate]
      2: lower the value of something; "The Fed depreciated the
         dollar once again" [ant: appreciate]
      3: lose in value; "The dollar depreciated again" [syn: undervalue,
          devaluate, devalue] [ant: appreciate]