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Word: depreciate

Definition: lessen in value; belittle; represent as of little value


Sentences Containing 'depreciate'

Cooper maintained that it does not unite, and said that Earle only maintained the contrary in order to depreciate Guy's Hospital and its teaching.
I was observing you both when you were walking in the garden, and, on my honor, without at all wishing to depreciate the beauty of Mademoiselle Danglars, I can not understand how any man can really love her.''
Increasing the money supply tends to depreciate a country's exchange rates versus other currencies, through the mechanism of the interest rate.
Marx predicted that wages would tend to depreciate and that capitalist economies would suffer worsening economic crises leading to the ultimate overthrow of the capitalist system.
To this Mary very gravely replied,``Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures!
Williams rejected this because of the additional problem of inflation that year and didn't want the budgeted money to depreciate even further.
``Ah, depreciate other persons'dinners; you ministers give such splendid ones.''

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