Definition of deprave verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

deprave

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪv//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they deprave
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪv//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪv//
 
he / she / it depraves
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪvz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪvz//
 
past simple depraved
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪvd//
 
past participle depraved
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪvd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪvd//
 
-ing form depraving
BrE BrE//dɪˈpreɪvɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpreɪvɪŋ//
 
 
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deprave somebody (formal) to make somebody morally bad synonym corrupt In my view this book would deprave young children. Word Origin late Middle English (in the sense ‘pervert the meaning or intention of something’): from Old French depraver or Latin depravare, from de- ‘down, thoroughly’ + pravus ‘crooked, perverse’.
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