Definition of deprave:
dilute, countermine, sully, undermine, help, depress, cast down, grease one's palms, bring down, sabotage, spoil, debauch, bribe, abuse, misguide, misaddress, get down, brutalize, bestialize, load, weaken, misuse, mislead, buy, bastardize, overthrow, mar, subvert, sophisticate, alloy, defile, canker, violate, stretch, demoralise, pervert, misdirect, demoralize, overturn, void, counteract, taint, corrupt, impair, deject, animalize, dismay, lead astray, cloud, convolute, profane, dispirit, debase, outrage, stain, clean, deflower, invalidate, vitiate, twist around.
I seale to that, and so the manly freedome, That you so much professe, hereafter prove not 115 A bold and glorious licence to deprave, To me his hand shall hold the Hermean vertue His grace affects, in which submissive signe On this his sacred right hand I lay mine.
In reference to this guilty king, Chateaubriand says, " Should we not have some pity for this monarch of twenty- three years, born with fine talents, a taste for literature and the arts, a character naturally generous, whom an execrable mother had tried to deprave by all the abuses of debauchery and power?"- "Henry IV, Makers of History", John S. C. Abbott.
We can destroy all which in the present school answers to the organization of constraint, the artificial surroundings by which children are separated from nature and life, the intellectual and moral discipline made use of to impose ready- made ideas upon them, beliefs which deprave and annihilate natural bent.- "Anarchism and Other Essays", Emma Goldman.