from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To lessen the price or value of.
- transitive v. To think or speak of as being of little worth; belittle. See Synonyms at decry. See Usage Note at deprecate.
- intransitive v. To diminish in price or value.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To reduce in value over time.
- v. To belittle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- intransitive v. To fall in value; to become of less worth; to sink in estimation.
- transitive v. To lessen in price or estimated value; to lower the worth of; to represent as of little value or claim to esteem; to undervalue.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To lessen the value of; bring down in value or rate: as, to depreciate goods or prices; to depreciate railroad stocks.
- To undervalue or underrate; represent as of little value or merit, or of less than is commonly supposed; belittle.
- Synonyms To lower.
- Disparage, Detract from, etc. (see decry); to traduce, underrate, slur.
- To fall in value; become of less worth: as, a paper currency will depreciate unless it is convertible into specie; real estate is depreciating.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. belittle
- v. lower the value of something
- v. lose in value
Appreciate, and not depreciate, is a cardinal point of the administration of radio broadcasting.
To know what will appreciate in value and what will depreciate, that is the art of success in life, and that was the art which made Armand Berselius a millionaire.
I'm also unaware of how they 'depreciate' in any meaningful sense.
What exactly does it mean for human capital to 'depreciate'?
How does being able to speak multiple languages, conduct logical operations, make business decisions, negotiate etc. 'depreciate'?
- Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.
POOR's accountants "depreciate" $10 million of the value of its factory every year for 10 years, to account for the initial expense of building it.
Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to $250,000.
Small businesses can normally expense (rather than slowly-deduct, or "depreciate") equipment purchases up to
It is land that has appreciated in value, thats where the increase has come from (and you can blame ludicrous council policies for that), houses do depreciate which is backed up by the price differential between a 30 year old brick and tile place compared with a 2 year old property, all other things remaining equal.