1. [ verb ] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Synonyms: corrupt deprave misdirect profane debase vitiate debauch demoralise 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 ] confuse or put into disorder

"the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"

Related terms: confuse demoralization
3. [ verb ] lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
Synonyms: depress cast_down get_down dismay dispirit demoralise 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:   demoralized