Deprecate vs Depredate - What's the difference?

deprecate | depredate |

As verbs the difference between deprecate and depredate

is that deprecate is to belittle or express disapproval of while depredate is to ransack or plunder; to prey upon.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




  • To belittle or express disapproval of.
  • He deprecates any praise of his own merits.
    They deprecated the attempt to deny aid to homeless people.
    She deprecated any action which might disturb the peace.
  • To declare something obsolescent; to recommend against a function, technique, command, etc. that still works but has been replaced.
  • The bold tag has been deprecated in favour of the strong tag.
    It is still supported but strongly deprecated .
  • (archaic) To pray against.
  • Derived terms

    * self-deprecating

    Usage notes

    * Do not confuse with depreciate.




  • to ransack or plunder; to prey upon
  • * Francis Bacon
  • It makes the substance of the body less apt to be consumed and depredated by the spirits.
  • to engage in plundering