Definitions for: Deprave

[v] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

Webster (1913) Definition: De*prave", n. t. [imp. & p. p. Depraved; p. pr. &
vb. n. Depraving.] [L. depravare, depravatum; de- + pravus
crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.]
1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.

And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide
Nor deprave thy person with a proud heart. --Piers

2. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.

Whose pride depraves each other better part.

Syn: To corrupt; vitiate; contaminate; pollute.

Synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

See Also: alter, bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, change, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn, whore

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