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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;
- Example: "debauch the young people with wine and women"
- Example: "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"
- Example: "Do school counselors subvert young children?"
- Example: "corrupt the morals"
[syn: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect]

2. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted;
- Example: "These news depressed her"
- Example: "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
[syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise]


WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

demoralise v 1: 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" [syn: corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect] 2: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay, dispirit, demoralize, demoralise] [ant: elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift]