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deprave

to make morally bad or evil
Not to be confused with:
deprive – to withhold something from another; strip, divest
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de·prave

 (dĭ-prāv′)
tr.v. de·praved, de·prav·ing, de·praves
To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt.

[Middle English depraven, to corrupt, from Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre : dē-, de- + prāvus, crooked.]

dep′ra·va′tion (dĕp′rə-vā′shən) n.
de·prav′er n.
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deprave

(dɪˈpreɪv)
vb (tr)
1. to make morally bad; corrupt; vitiate
2. obsolete to defame; slander
[C14: from Latin dēprāvāre to distort, corrupt, from de- + prāvus crooked]
depravation n
deˈpraver n
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de•prave

(dɪˈpreɪv)

v.t. -praved, -prav•ing.
1. to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt.
2. Obs. to defame.
[1325–75; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin dēprāvāre to pervert, corrupt =dē- de- + -pravāre, derivative of prāvus crooked]
dep•ra•va•tion (ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən) n.
de•prav′er, n.
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deprave


Past participle: depraved
Gerund: depraving

Imperative
deprave
deprave
Present
I deprave
you deprave
he/she/it depraves
we deprave
you deprave
they deprave
Preterite
I depraved
you depraved
he/she/it depraved
we depraved
you depraved
they depraved
Present Continuous
I am depraving
you are depraving
he/she/it is depraving
we are depraving
you are depraving
they are depraving
Present Perfect
I have depraved
you have depraved
he/she/it has depraved
we have depraved
you have depraved
they have depraved
Past Continuous
I was depraving
you were depraving
he/she/it was depraving
we were depraving
you were depraving
they were depraving
Past Perfect
I had depraved
you had depraved
he/she/it had depraved
we had depraved
you had depraved
they had depraved
Future
I will deprave
you will deprave
he/she/it will deprave
we will deprave
you will deprave
they will deprave
Future Perfect
I will have depraved
you will have depraved
he/she/it will have depraved
we will have depraved
you will have depraved
they will have depraved
Future Continuous
I will be depraving
you will be depraving
he/she/it will be depraving
we will be depraving
you will be depraving
they will be depraving
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been depraving
you have been depraving
he/she/it has been depraving
we have been depraving
you have been depraving
they have been depraving
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been depraving
you will have been depraving
he/she/it will have been depraving
we will have been depraving
you will have been depraving
they will have been depraving
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been depraving
you had been depraving
he/she/it had been depraving
we had been depraving
you had been depraving
they had been depraving
Conditional
I would deprave
you would deprave
he/she/it would deprave
we would deprave
you would deprave
they would deprave
Past Conditional
I would have depraved
you would have depraved
he/she/it would have depraved
we would have depraved
you would have depraved
they would have depraved
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.deprave - 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"
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
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deprave

verb corrupt, pervert, degrade, seduce, subvert, debase, demoralize, debauch, brutalize, lead astray, vitiate material likely to deprave those who hear or read it
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deprave

verb
To ruin utterly in character or quality:
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Translations

deprave

[dɪˈpreɪv] VTdepravar
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deprave

[dɪˈpreɪv] vt (= corrupt) [+ person] → dépraver
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deprave

vtverderben
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References in classic literature ?
What befell Asdrubal or Caesar Borgia is as much an illustration of the mind's powers and depravations as what has befallen us.
Thus a swarm of foolish novels and monstrous romances will be produced, either to the great impoverishing of booksellers, or to the great loss of time and depravation of morals in the reader; nay, often to the spreading of scandal and calumny, and to the prejudice of the characters of many worthy and honest people.
The unsung heroes, to the point of being almost worthless, however, thousands of ordinary faceless people, go about their mundane business facing hardships and depravations that the elite would shy away from in disgust.
Le maire d'Agadir, en compagnie des autorites locales, sont donc hantes de fermete pour mettre un terme a toutes ces depravations qui ne cessent de s'amplifier.