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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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And like Ford, MG, Citroen and Peugeot, VW is capable of producing some of the worst depreciators as I proved last week.
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.
That's why hybrids like the Prius and Insight are such glacial depreciators, not to mention the Fiat 500, Mini Diesel and VW BlueMotion range.
If you're on a budget, big depreciators won't work.
Fast depreciators so plenty about at around five grand.
The Golf is an evergreen seller with titanium used values, moneyed middle-class image and is also one of the slowest depreciators in its class.
Slow depreciators, but not that fast and Merc dealers need to try harder and charge less for servicing.