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Word: depreciate

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


Sentences Containing 'depreciate'

To this Mary very gravely replied,``Far be it from me, my dear sister, to depreciate such pleasures!
``Ah, depreciate other persons'dinners; you ministers give such splendid ones.''
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.''

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