[ UK /dɪpɹˈe‍ɪv/ ]
[ US /diˈpɹeɪv/ ]
  1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Do school counselors subvert young children?
    corrupt the morals
    debauch the young people with wine and women
    Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
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How To Use deprave In A Sentence

  • He took an aesthete's view that some of the writing in the issue was ‘indecent in the sense of offending against delicacy’ but ‘would not deprave or corrupt save in point of literary style’.
  • Someone who can, in all deliberateness, actually give forth that depraved statement would do well, truly, to reconsider or shut up.
  • But she said: ‘I had gone to celebrate a friend's birthday and all of a sudden was drawn into some depraved sex show.’
  • Inevitably, you must wonder whether barbarism is the natural condition of man let loose, or the depraved state of man when corrupted by violence.
  • But deep within this depraved human being is a need for cohesion and clarity.
  • There are some sick, sick people in this world and I do not want to be part of their quest to find the depraved things they are looking for.
  • And he finishes with the sort of depraved casuistry he is always so eager to spot in his opponents.
  • This falsehood of the tongue leads to that of the heart, and in time depraves all its good disposition. Think Progress » ‘The Hero of Guantanamo’ Speaks
  • Most people would have been destroyed by the depraved acid attack on her. The Sun
  • For several years he himself has been voluntarily living in a depraved state.
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