Deprave meaning

dĭ-prāv
To lead into bad habits; make morally bad; corrupt; pervert.
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To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
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To defame or slander.
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To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.
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To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.
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Origin of deprave

  • Middle English depraven to corrupt from Old French depraver from Latin dēprāvāre dē- de- prāvus crooked

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre (“pervert, distort, corrupt”), from de- + pravus (“crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked”).

    From Wiktionary