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Definition of "deprave" [de•prave]

  • To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "deprave" in a sentence
  • "I didn't know if I could fully deprave myself with an audience if I could see said audience."
  • "Lord Horror was the last novel to be successfully prosecuted under the Obscene Publications Acts as likely to corrupt and deprave those who read it (the decision was finally overturned on appeal)."
  • "Who cares if he robbed from those deprave life from others."