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depreciate

US [dɪˈpriʃiˌeɪt]
UK [dɪˈpriːʃieɪt]
  • v.贬值;贬低;轻视;跌价
  • Web折旧;降价;使贬值
Simple Present:depreciates  Present Participle:depreciating  Past Tense:depreciated  
depreciate
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v.
1.
[i]
贬值;跌价to become less valuable over a period of time
New cars start to depreciate as soon as they are on the road.
新车一上路就开始贬值。
Shares continued to depreciate on the stock markets today.
今日股市股价继续下跌。
2.
[t]
~ sth
折旧to reduce the value, as stated in the company's accounts, of a particular asset over a particular period of time
The bank depreciates PCs over a period of five years.
这家银行把个人计算机分五年折旧。
3.
[t]
~ sth
贬低;轻视to make sth seem unimportant or of no value
I had no intention of depreciating your contribution.
我并不想贬低你的贡献。

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