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Definition of 'demoralize'

Verb

  1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
       Synonyms: corrupt pervert subvert demoralise debauch debase profane vitiate deprave misdirect
  2. lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
       Synonyms: depress deject cast down get down dismay dispirit demoralise
       Antonyms: elate lift up uplift pick up intoxicate
  3. confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"


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