- [verb] 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
- [verb] 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
- [verb] confuse or put into disorder; "the boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"