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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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The biggest depreciators include the Vauxhall Vectra, Rover 45,Alfa Romeo 166, Peugeot 607 and Renault Vel Satis.
Values haven't exactly dropped like an Italian centre-forward in the penalty box, but most people carriers are heavy depreciators and the SEAT (which lacks the kudos of the VW badge) has suffered more.
Yet anyone with a basic understanding of the used-car trade would spot that some notoriously bad depreciators are conspicuous by their absence from the A&L list - such as the Kia Clarens and Mentor, Daewoo Leganza, Fiat Marea, and Hyundai Sonata.
And the Audi A4 range, entire Porsche line-up, Mercedes SLK/CLK and E-class plus the BMW3-Series are all desperately slow depreciators.
Audi's stunner has already caused a bow-wave of early orders and, given that the old model retained its value like a Picasso, the hugely improved A4 cabrio could become one of the slowest depreciators around.
6i 16V Life were the biggest depreciators by percentage, losing 55 and 54 per cent in six months.
Make this your map of the world and you'll be able to spot the dire depreciators (the Citroen XM V6 loses 77 per cent in three years) and the delightful ones (the VW Lupo 1.