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depreciate

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depreciate(
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An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (to go down in value)
a. depreciarse
The Argentinian currency is depreciating.La moneda de Argentina se está depreciando.
A transitive verb is a verb that requires a direct object (e.g. I bought a book.).
transitive verb
2. (to reduce the value of)
a. depreciar
The construction of the airport depreciated nearby land.La construcción del aeropuerto depreció los terrenos cercanos.
b. amortizar
The accountant decides how to depreciate the company's assets.El contador decide cómo amortizar los bienes de la empresa.
3. (to belittle)
a. menospreciar
Because she was a woman, other scientists depreciated her contributions.Porque fue mujer, otros científicos menospreciaron sus contribuciones.
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depreciate
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (value, currency)
a. depreciarse
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depreciate [dɪˈpriːʃɪeɪt]
intransitive verb
[+currency, shares] depreciarse
transitive verb
1 (Economics) [+value] depreciar; [+assets] depreciar; amortizar
2 (belittle) menospreciar; desdeñar
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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