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deprecate

To make invalid or obsolete by removing or flagging the item. When commands or statements in a language are planned for deletion in future releases of the compiler or rendering engine, they are said to be deprecated. Programmers should begin to remove them from the source code in subsequent revisions of their programs. See flagging and nugatory.
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MSPowerUser reports that Microsoft will deprecate its System Image Backup function, and recommends that people who use Windows switch to a third-party backup solution.
I always find it more appealing to deprecate someone else.
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Along about the 1960s, however, CFR policy wonks began a campaign to deprecate the word and the concept, associating it with anarchy.
I had the feeling that he couldn't understand why we had handed him pages of self-deprecating jokes to tell to the people who deprecate him for a living.