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deprave

[ dih-preyv ]SEE DEFINITION OF deprave

Synonyms for deprave

  • bastardize
  • bestialize
  • brutalize
  • debase
  • debauch
  • degrade
  • demoralize
  • pervert
  • seduce
  • subvert
  • vitiate
  • warp
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Antonyms for deprave

  • clean
  • elevate
  • honor
  • improve
  • praise
  • purify
  • straighten
  • upgrade
  • value
  • ennoble
  • moralize
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR DEPRAVE

Crowd bad men and women together, and they corrupt and deprave each other.

They alter, they force, they deprave the meaning of three or four words, and all is done.

Success and unquestioned dominion far more often deprave and distort than ennoble and purify the moral nature of man.

It is painful to observe the almost inevitable tendency of power to deprave the soul.

Power and riches were chiefly to be dreaded on account of their tendency to deprave the possessor.

Otherwise, the mere growth of wealth, be it ever so widely diffused, will deprave the world instead of elevating it.

This diathesis is produced by those agencies which deprave the blood and waste vitality.

It was not in the power of adulation to turn such a head, or deprave such a heart, as Addison's.

No possible amount of good to ever so many can make it right to deprave ever so few; happiness and misery cannot be measured so!

After having wounded and outraged nearly every feeling of this young creatures nature, they began to deprave her systematically.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "corrupt, lead astray, pervert," from Old French depraver (14c.) or directly from Latin depravare "distort, disfigure;" figuratively "to pervert, seduce, corrupt," from de- "completely" (see de-) + pravus "crooked." Related: Depraved; depraving.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR DEPRAVE

abuse

verbphysically hurt or injure

animalize

verbcorrupt
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