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de·mor·al·ize

 (dĭ-môr′ə-līz′, -mŏr′-)
tr.v. de·mor·al·ized, de·mor·al·iz·ing, de·mor·al·iz·es
1. To undermine the confidence or morale of; dishearten: an inconsistent policy that demoralized the staff.
2. To put into disorder; confuse.
3. To debase the morals of; corrupt.

de·mor′al·i·za′tion (-ə-lĭ-zā′shən) n.
de·mor′al·iz′er n.

demoralize

(dɪˈmɒrəˌlaɪz) or

demoralise

vb (tr)
1. (Psychology) to undermine the morale of; dishearten: he was demoralized by his defeat.
2. to debase morally; corrupt
3. to throw into confusion
deˌmoraliˈzation, deˌmoraliˈsation n
deˈmoralˌizer, deˈmoralˌiser n

de•mor•al•ize

(dɪˈmɔr əˌlaɪz, -ˈmɒr-)

v.t. -ized, -iz•ing.
1. to deprive (a person or persons) of spirit, courage, discipline, etc.; destroy the morale of.
2. to throw (a person) into disorder or confusion; bewilder.
3. to corrupt or undermine the morals of.
[1785–95; < French démoraliser. See de-, moral]
de•mor`al•i•za′tion, n.
de•mor′al•iz`er, n.

demoralize


Past participle: demoralized
Gerund: demoralizing

Imperative
demoralize
demoralize
Present
I demoralize
you demoralize
he/she/it demoralizes
we demoralize
you demoralize
they demoralize
Preterite
I demoralized
you demoralized
he/she/it demoralized
we demoralized
you demoralized
they demoralized
Present Continuous
I am demoralizing
you are demoralizing
he/she/it is demoralizing
we are demoralizing
you are demoralizing
they are demoralizing
Present Perfect
I have demoralized
you have demoralized
he/she/it has demoralized
we have demoralized
you have demoralized
they have demoralized
Past Continuous
I was demoralizing
you were demoralizing
he/she/it was demoralizing
we were demoralizing
you were demoralizing
they were demoralizing
Past Perfect
I had demoralized
you had demoralized
he/she/it had demoralized
we had demoralized
you had demoralized
they had demoralized
Future
I will demoralize
you will demoralize
he/she/it will demoralize
we will demoralize
you will demoralize
they will demoralize
Future Perfect
I will have demoralized
you will have demoralized
he/she/it will have demoralized
we will have demoralized
you will have demoralized
they will have demoralized
Future Continuous
I will be demoralizing
you will be demoralizing
he/she/it will be demoralizing
we will be demoralizing
you will be demoralizing
they will be demoralizing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been demoralizing
you have been demoralizing
he/she/it has been demoralizing
we have been demoralizing
you have been demoralizing
they have been demoralizing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been demoralizing
you will have been demoralizing
he/she/it will have been demoralizing
we will have been demoralizing
you will have been demoralizing
they will have been demoralizing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been demoralizing
you had been demoralizing
he/she/it had been demoralizing
we had been demoralizing
you had been demoralizing
they had been demoralizing
Conditional
I would demoralize
you would demoralize
he/she/it would demoralize
we would demoralize
you would demoralize
they would demoralize
Past Conditional
I would have demoralized
you would have demoralized
he/she/it would have demoralized
we would have demoralized
you would have demoralized
they would have demoralized
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.demoralize - 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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
carnalise, sensualise, sensualize, carnalize - debase through carnal gratification
infect - corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism"
lead astray, lead off - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
poison - spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
bastardise, bastardize - change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
2.demoralize - lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
chill - depress or discourage; "The news of the city's surrender chilled the soldiers"
discourage - deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
3.demoralize - confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, bedevil, fuddle, throw - be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly; "These questions confuse even the experts"; "This question completely threw me"; "This question befuddled even the teacher"

demoralize

verb dishearten, undermine, discourage, shake, depress, weaken, rattle (informal), daunt, unnerve, disconcert, psych out (informal), disempower, dispirit, deject One of the objectives is to demoralize enemy troops.
encourage, boost, cheer, spur, hearten, egg on, gee up

demoralize

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
Translations
demoralizovat
demoralisere
demoralizál
lama hugrekki og siîferîisòrek
demoralizuoti
demoralizēt
demoralizovať
cesaretini kırmakmoralini bozmak

demoralize

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪz] VTdesmoralizar

demoralize

[dɪˈmɒrəlaɪz] demoralise (British) vt [+ person] → démoraliser

demoralize

vtentmutigen; troops etcdemoralisieren

demoralize

[dɪˈmɒrəˌlaɪz] vtdemoralizzare

demoralize,

demoralise

(diˈmorəlaiz) verb
to take away the confidence and courage of. The army was demoralized by its defeat.
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