Pronunciation: (dep'ri-kāt"), [key]
—v.t., -cat•ed, -cat•ing.
1. to express earnest disapproval of.
2. to urge reasons against; protest against (a scheme, purpose, etc.).
3. to depreciate; belittle.
4. Archaic.to pray for deliverance from.
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