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depreciate

v. in accounting, to reduce the value of an asset each year theoretically on the basis that the assets (such as equipment, vehicles or structures) will eventually become obsolete, worn out and of little value. (See: depreciation)

depreciate

verb atrophy, attenuate, become deteriirated, become of less worth, belittle, censure, cheapen, contemn, corrode, cut, debase, debilitate, decay, decline, decrease, decry, deduct, defame, deflate, degenerate, degrade, denigrate, denounce, depress, deride, derogate from, deteriorate, detract from, detrectare, devaluate, dilute, diminish the price of, diminish the value of, discount, discredit, disesteem, disgrace, disparage, drop, dwindle, ebb, enervate, enfeeble, erode, fall, fault, find fault with, get worse, grow less, grow worse, impoverish, lessen, lessen the price of, lose value, lower, lower in price, lower in reputation, lower in value, lower the value of, make little of, malign, minimize, misprize, obtrectare, readjust downward, reduce the purchasing value of, reduce the strength of, retrograde, run down, shrink, sink, slight, slur, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, take away, tarnish, traduce, underestimate, underpraise, underrate, underreckon, undervalue, weaken, wear, worsen
Associated concepts: depreciate a loss, obsolescence
See also: adulterate, blame, censure, condemn, contemn, criticize, debase, decay, decrease, decry, deduct, defame, demean, demote, denigrate, denounce, depress, derogate, deteriorate, dilute, diminish, disbelieve, discommend, discount, discredit, disparage, fault, humiliate, jeer, lessen, minimize, misprize, reduce, smear, spurn, sully, underestimate
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In reality, to depreciate a book maliciously, or even wantonly, is at least a very ill-natured office; and a morose snarling critic may, I believe, be suspected to be a bad man.
Had the Queen of Sheba lived in the flat across the airshaft, Della would have let her hair hang out the window some day to dry just to depreciate Her Majesty's jewels and gifts.
Just as it belonged to his boastfulness to depreciate his own extraction, so it belonged to it to exalt Mrs.
But what further depreciates the whale as a civilized dish, is his exceeding richness.
Sam anticipates the new corporation would have a basis in the assets equal to their $200,000 FMV and would depreciate that higher basis; in effect, the transaction would be a liquidation-reincorporation.
However, neither the client nor the accountant has detailed knowledge of construction, so in accordance with the Internal Revenue Service regulations, they depreciate the total project cost based on 39 years.
Thus, in our example, the taxpayer could depreciate the exchanged basis for the building over the remaining 33 years on the straight-line method.
This means you can deduct $15,000 for a $45,000 piece of equipment, then depreciate the remaining $30,000 as you normally would.
Money that should have flowed abroad, causing the yen to depreciate, was squandered on the building of meaningless bridges and roads to nowhere.
What makes a car depreciate slowly is a combination of image, high-build quality and reliability.
For example, the Service allowed (6) a taxpayer constructing a processing and storage complex to depreciate land grading and removal of soil to construct roadways.