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Similar sounding confusing words: Deprecate and Depreciate


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Deprecate and Depreciate are often commonly confused words, but have different meanings and usage.

Deprecate is a verb.
Meanings: denounce; deplore; criticize; condemn; speak out against
Antonym: approve

Depreciate is a verb.
Meanings: decrease in value; reduce; decline; run down; downgrade
Antonym: appreciate




Sample Usage

Examples of Deprecate:
1. The town’s citizens deprecated the Mayor’s decision to convert the open ground into a parking lot.

2. The Deputy Directory deprecated the CEO’s new company policies.

3. The HR Manager did not think that the employees would deprecate the idea of working an extra hour as they would be paid for the overtime work.

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Examples of Depreciate:
1. The value of the rupee was steadily depreciating against other world currencies.

2. Mrs. Sanghvi decided to buy a small gold bar every two months as gold was a good investment and unlikely to depreciate too much over time.

3. The financial advisor told Prakash to invest in the company’s shares as the company had made steady profits and the shares would not depreciate for the next one year at least.


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