verb (used with object), de·praved, de·prav·ing.
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Origin of deprave
OTHER WORDS FROM depravedep·ra·va·tion [dep-ruh-vey-shuh n] /ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən/, nounde·prav·er, nounde·prav·ing·ly, adverbnon·dep·ra·va·tion, noun
Words nearby deprave
Example sentences from the Web for deprave
It is painful to observe the almost inevitable tendency of power to deprave the soul.The Empire of Russia|John S. C. Abbott
He has done nothing to deprave morals, which is more than can be said of some French art.Lives of Poor Boys Who Became Famous|Sarah K. Bolton
Crowd bad men and women together, and they corrupt and deprave each other.Cast Adrift|T. S. Arthur
Otherwise, the mere growth of wealth, be it ever so widely diffused, will deprave the world instead of elevating it.Crime and Its Causes|William Douglas Morrison
No possible amount of good to ever so many can make it right to deprave ever so few; happiness and misery cannot be measured so!The Minister's Wooing|Harriet Beecher Stowe