Depreciate and Minimize


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Depreciate verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: dared to depreciate Shakespeare, saying his works have no relevance for modern audiences

Minimize is a synonym for depreciate in belittle topic. In some cases you can use "Minimize" instead a verb "Depreciate", when it comes to topics like attack, diminish. popular alternative
Nearby Words: depreciation, depreciating, depreciatory, depreciatingly, depreciable
Synonyms for Depreciate


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Minimize verb – To express scornfully one's low opinion of.
Usage example: sore losers trying to minimize the other team's victory

Depreciate is a synonym for minimize in attack topic. You can use "Depreciate" instead a verb "Minimize", if it concerns topics such as diminish, belittle, play down, underrate. popular alternative
Nearby Words: minimise, minimum, minimal, minimization, minimizing
Synonyms for Minimize

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costs depreciate costs minimize costs
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