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demoralize

verb

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1 to deprive of courage or confidence
  • The sight of the forbidding cliffs was not enough to demoralize the intrepid climbers.
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2 to lessen the courage or confidence of
  • We refused to be demoralized by our humiliating defeat and vowed to come roaring back the following week.
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throw cold water on

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3 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • a justice system demoralized by corruption
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