|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|