depreciate
de·pre·ci·ate /di-'prē-shē-ˌāt/ vb -at·ed, -at·ing
vt: to subject to depreciation: lower the value of
vi: to fall in value compare appreciate

Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary of Law. . 1996.

depreciate
I verb atrophy, attenuate, become deteriorated, become of less worth, belittle, censure, cheapen, contemn, corrode, cut, debase, debilitate, decay, decline, decrease, decry, deduct, defame, deflate, degenerate, degrade, denigrate, denounce, depress, deride, derogate from, deteriorate, detract from, detrectare, devaluate, devalue, dilute, diminish the price of, diminish the value of, discount, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disparage, dispraise, drop, dwindle, ebb, enervate, enfeeble, erode, fall, fault, find fault with, get worse, grow less, grow worse, impoverish, lessen, lessen the price of, lose value, lower, lower in price, lower in reputation, lower in value, lower the value of, make little of, malign, minimize, misprize, obtrectare, readjust downward, reduce the purchasing value of, reduce the strength of, retrograde, run down, shrink, sink, slight, slur, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, take away, tarnish, traduce, underestimate, underpraise, underprize, underrate, underreckon, undervalue, weaken, wear, worsen associated concepts: depreciate a loss, obsolescence II index adulterate, blame, censure, contemn, criticize (find fault with), debase, decay, decrease, decry, deduct (reduce), defame, demean (make lower), demote, denigrate, denounce (condemn), depress, derogate, deteriorate, dilute, diminish, discommend, discount (disbelieve), discount (reduce), discredit, disparage, fault, humiliate, jeer, lessen, minimize, misprize, smear, spurn, sully, underestimate

Burton's Legal Thesaurus. . 2006


depreciate
v.
To decrease in value over time.

The Essential Law Dictionary. — Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. . 2008.


depreciate
In accounting, to reduce the value of an asset each year on the basis that the asset (such as equipment, a vehicle, or a structure) will eventually become obsolete, worn out, and of little value.
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Accounting, Bookkeeping & Finances
Category: Business Cash Flow Problems & Bankruptcy
Category: Business, LLCs & Corporations → Business Tax & Deductions
Category: Personal Finance & Retirement → Taxes → Tax Audits

Nolo’s Plain-English Law Dictionary. . 2009.

depreciate
v.
   in accounting, to reduce the value of an asset each year theoretically on the basis that the assets (such as equipment, vehicles or structures) will eventually become obsolete, worn out and of little value.
   See also: depreciation

Law dictionary. . 2013.

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  • Depreciate — De*pre ci*ate (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a]t), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depreciated} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[e^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Depreciating} (d[ e]*pr[=e] sh[i^]*[=a] t[i^]ng).] [L. depretiatus, depreciatus, p. p. of depretiare, ciare, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Depreciate — 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. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • depreciate — [v1] devalue, lose value abate, cheapen, decay, decrease, decry, deflate, depress, deteriorate, devalorize, diminish, downgrade, drop, dwindle, erode, fall, lessen, lower, mark down, reduce, soften, underrate, undervalue, worsen, write down,… …   New thesaurus

  • depreciate — (v.) mid 15c., from L. depretiatus, pp. of depretiare to lower the price of, undervalue, from DE (Cf. de ) down (see DE (Cf. de )) + pretium price (see PRICE (Cf. price)). Related: Depreciated; deprec …   Etymology dictionary

  • depreciate — *decry, disparage, derogate, detract, belittle, minimize Analogous words: underestimate, undervalue, underrate (see base words at ESTIMATE): asperse, *malign Antonyms: appreciate Contrasted words: prize, cherish, treasure, value (see APPRECIATE) …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • depreciate — ► VERB 1) reduce in value over a period of time. 2) disparage or belittle. DERIVATIVES depreciation noun depreciatory adjective. ORIGIN Latin depreciare lower in price, undervalue …   English terms dictionary

  • depreciate — [dē prē′shē āt΄, diprē′shē āt΄] vt. depreciated, depreciating [ME depreciaten < LL depretiatus, pp. of depretiare, to lower the price of (in LL(Ec), to make light of) < L de , from + pretiare, to value < pretium, PRICE] 1. to reduce in… …   English World dictionary

  • Depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …   Financial and business terms

  • depreciate — To allocate the purchase cost of an asset over its life. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * depreciate de‧pre‧ci‧ate [dɪˈpriːʆieɪt] verb 1. [intransitive] to decrease in value over a period of time: • If you don t get your car serviced… …   Financial and business terms

  • depreciate — deprecate, depreciate 1. The two words are similar in form and in current use overlap somewhat in meaning, but their origin is different. Deprecate is from Latin deprecari ‘to prevent by prayer’ and its primary current meaning is ‘to express… …   Modern English usage

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