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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)

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'The situation may have convinced the authorities concerned [the SBP monetary policy committee] to let the rupee depreciate in the latest round,' he said.
3 : to lose value <New cars depreciate rapidly.>
If the new MACRS recovery period is longer than the original one, the taxpayer depreciates the adjusted basis at the beginning of the change year over the remaining portion of the longer recovery period, according to Prop.
The group wants changes both in the tax laws affecting how the value of client lists depreciates, and in the Fair Credit Reporting Act protecting agents' proprietary ownership of those lists.
The landlord capitalizes the cost of the improvements and depreciates them over 39 years.
In addition, improperly classifying personal property as real property can increase the taxable value of such assets throughout their lives, since real property usually increases in value with time, while personal property usually depreciates in value over time.
This is why the US plays a "strong dollar policy" charade while quietly allowing the currency to depreciate. A Federal Reserve study suggests that the dollar could drop at least another 20 percent.