1. [ verb ] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Synonyms: deprave corrupt misdirect debase debauch profane vitiate demoralize subvert pervert

"debauch the young people with wine and women" "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men" "Do school counselors subvert young children?" "corrupt the morals"

Related terms: change poison lead_off whore sensualize bastardize suborn infect demoralization orgy corruption profanation violator pervert
2. [ verb ] lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Synonyms: depress cast_down get_down dismay dispirit demoralize deject

"These news depressed her" "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"

Related terms: elate discourage chill dejection demoralization sedative
Similar spelling:   demoralised