Examples of deprave in a Sentence
the belief that pornography depraves society as a whole
Recent Examples of deprave from the Web
He was cursed with the possession of a power and authority which no man of narrow mind, bitter prejudices, and inordinate self-estimation can exercise without depraving himself as well as injuring the nation.
In a condition of affairs at worst disastrous, at best depraved, Ken, Ken, Ken, and Ken are all dating the same woman.
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Origin and Etymology of deprave
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsabase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, debase, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warp
Antonymselevate, ennoble, uplift
Related Wordsbefoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgrade
Near Antonymsdignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respect
Synonym Discussion of deprave
- commercialism has debased the holiday
- a foreign policy vitiated by partisanship
- the claim that society is depraved by pornography
- the belief that bureaucratese corrupts the language
- the long stay on a tropical isle had debauched the ship's crew
- perverted the original goals of the institute
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