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-shuhn], /ˌdɛp rəˈveɪ ʃən/, nounde·prav·er, nounde·prav·ing·ly, adverbnon·dep·ra·va·tion, noun
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Example sentences from the Web for deprave
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
It prevents also such instruction in the classics as must necessarily deprave the estimate of woman.The College, the Market, and the Court|Caroline H. Dall
Power and riches were chiefly to be dreaded on account of their tendency to deprave the possessor.Wieland; or The Transformation|Charles Brockden Brown
They would corrupt the morals, debase the manners, and deprave the tastes of the young.
Such engagements are always dangerous; sometimes they deprave the character of the man or woman.'New Grub Street|George Gissing