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verb [transitive] formal deprecate pronunciation in British English /ˈdeprɪkeɪt/
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present tense
I/you/we/theydeprecate
he/she/itdeprecates
present participledeprecating
past tensedeprecated
past participledeprecated
  1. 1
    to criticize something strongly
  2. From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    2
    (used about a software feature) to treat as usable but obsolete and best avoided, usually because it has been replaced by something better

    There is already significant movement in the direction of “encrypting the Internet” with Mozilla putting forward a plan for deprecating insecure HTTP.

    Submitted by John Banister from United States on 27/04/2015

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