Meaning: To criticize or express disapproval. Another term for depreciate.
Synonyms: Deplore, abhor, disapprove of, frown on, take a dim view of, exception to, detest, despise.
Use: Unfortunately my mother-in-law’s urge to deprecate me is stronger than her urge to inspire me.
When you are teaching someone, you have to remember to not deprecate their efforts to a point where they simply want to stop trying.