verb (used with object), de·praved, de·prav·ing.
- depot injection,
Origin of deprave
Examples 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
Word Origin for deprave
late 14c., "corrupt, lead astray, pervert," from Old French depraver (14c.) or directly from Latin depravare "distort, disfigure;" figuratively "to pervert, seduce, corrupt," from de- "completely" (see de-) + pravus "crooked." Related: Depraved; depraving.