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demoralize


verb
1. lower someone's spirits;
make downhearted
- These news depressed her
- The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her
Syn:
depress, deject, cast down, get down, dismay,
dispirit, demoralise
Ant:
elate (for: depress)
Derivationally related forms:
demoralisation (for: demoralise), demoralization, dismay (for: dismay), dejection (for: deject), depressant (for: depress)
Hypernyms:
discourage
Hyponyms:
chill
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
- The bad news will demoralize him
2. 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
Syn:
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralise, debauch,
debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Derivationally related forms:
depravation (for: deprave), depravity (for: deprave), profanation (for: profane), debasement (for: debase), debauchee (for: debauch), debaucher (for: debauch), debauchery (for: debauch), debauch (for: debauch), demoralisation (for: demoralise), demoralization, subversion (for: subvert), perversive (for: pervert), pervert (for: pervert), corruptible (for: corrupt), corruptive (for: corrupt), corruption (for: corrupt)
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect,
lead off, lead astray, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
3. confuse or put into disorder
- the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office
Derivationally related forms:
demoralization
Hypernyms:
confuse, throw, fox, befuddle, fuddle,
bedevil, confound, discombobulate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody

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