deprecate

Definition of deprecate

dep´re`cate   Pronunciation: dĕp´rė`kāt
v. t.1.To pray against, as an evil; to seek to avert by prayer; to seek deliverance from; to express deep regret for; to desire the removal of.
[imp. & p. p. Deprecated (-kā`tĕd); p. pr. & vb. n. Deprecating (-kā`tĭng).]
2.To protest against; to advance reasons against.
His purpose was deprecated by all round him, and he was with difficulty induced to adandon it.
- Sir W. Scott.
3.To disapprove of strongly; to express a low opinion of.

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