名词:depreciator 动词过去式:depreciated 过去分词:depreciated 现在分词:depreciating 第三人称单数:depreciates
1 [I] become less valuable 贬值
*Shares in the company have depreciated. 该公司的股票已经贬值.
2 [Tn] state that (sth) is not valuable, important, etc; disparage 贬低; 轻视
*Don't depreciate my efforts to help/what I have done. 不要轻视我为帮忙所付出的努力[我已做的事].
1400-1500; Language: Late Latin;Origin:
depretiare, from Latin
to decrease in value or price
≠ appreciate New cars depreciate in value quickly. [T]technical
to reduce the value of something over time, especially for tax purposes Company computers are depreciated at 50% per year. [T]formal
to make something seem unimportant those who depreciate the importance of art in education