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Word: deprecate

Definition: express disapproval of; deplore; protest against; belittle; ADJ. deprecatory


Sentences Containing 'deprecate'

'I don't know all I have done, in my fatuity,' said Mr. Wickfield, putting out his hands, as if to deprecate my condemnation.

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