deprave

  • 1 dépravé — dépravé, ée [ deprave ] adj. • XIIIe « altéré »; de dépraver 1 ♦ Vieilli Corrompu moralement. Mœurs dépravées. « C est dans les siècles les plus dépravés qu on aime les leçons de la morale la plus parfaite » (Rousseau). « l homme, même le plus… …

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  • 2 dépravé — dépravé, ée (dé pra vé, vée) part. passé. 1°   Qui a éprouvé moralement un changement en mal. Un homme dépravé. •   L homme est tombé en ruine par sa volonté dépravée, BOSSUET la Vallière.. •   Moeurs dépravées, MAUCROIX Schisme, liv. I, dans… …

    Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • 3 depravé — Depravé, [deprav]ée. part. Gasté, corrompu. Goust depravé. volonté depravée. jugement depravé. moeurs depravées. siecle depravé. jeunesse depravée &c …

    Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • 4 Deprave — De*prave (d[ e]*pr[=a]v ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Depraved} (d[ e]*pr[=a]vd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Depraving}.] [L. depravare, depravatum; de + pravus crooked, distorted, perverse, wicked.] 1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile. [Obs …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 5 deprave — index corrupt, debase, debauch, degenerate, pervert, pollute, taint (corrupt) Burton s Legal Thesaurus …

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  • 6 deprave — late 14c., corrupt, lead astray, pervert, from O.Fr. depraver (14c.) or directly from L. depravare distort, disfigure; figuratively to pervert, seduce, corrupt, from de completely (see DE (Cf. de )) + pravus crooked. Related: Depraved; depraving …

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  • 7 deprave — *debase, vitiate, corrupt, debauch, pervert Analogous words: defile, pollute, taint, *contaminate: *injure, impair, damage, spoil Contrasted words: *improve, better, ameliorate: *exalt, magnify …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 deprave — [v] corrupt, lead astray bastardize, bestialize, brutalize, debase, debauch, degrade, demoralize, pervert, seduce, subvert, vitiate, warp; concept 14 Ant. ennoble, improve, moralize …

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  • 9 deprave — ► VERB ▪ lead away from what is natural or right; corrupt. DERIVATIVES depravity noun. ORIGIN Latin depravare, from pravus crooked, perverse …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 deprave — [dē prāv′, diprāv′] vt. depraved, depraving [ME depraven < OFr depraver < L depravare, to make crooked < de , intens. + pravus, crooked < IE base * pra , to bend > MIr rāth, bulwark] 1. to lead into bad habits; make morally bad;… …

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  • 11 deprave — [[t]dɪpre͟ɪv[/t]] depraves, depraving, depraved VERB Something that depraves someone makes them morally bad or evil. [FORMAL] [V n] It is a crime to publish or show material likely to deprave or corrupt those who see, hear or read it. Syn:… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 deprave — /dəˈpreɪv/ (say duh prayv) verb (t) (depraved, depraving) to make morally bad or worse; vitiate; corrupt. {Middle English deprave(n), from Latin dēprāvāre pervert} –depravation /dɛprəˈveɪʃən/ (say depruh vayshuhn), noun –depraver, noun …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 13 deprave — transitive verb (depraved; depraving) Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo French depraver, from Latin depravare to pervert, from de + pravus crooked, bad Date: 14th century 1. archaic to speak ill of ; malign …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 14 Dépravé — Morale « Moralité » redirige ici. Pour le genre littéraire et théâtral, voir Moralité (théâtre). La morale (du latin moralitas, « façon, caractère, comportement approprié ») se rapporte au concept de l action humaine qui… …

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  • 15 deprave — depravation /dep reuh vay sheuhn/, n. depraver, n. depravingly, adv. /di prayv /, v.t., depraved, depraving. 1. to make morally bad or evil; vitiate; corrupt. 2. Obs. to defame. [1325 75; ME depraven ( < AF) < L depravare to pervert, corrupt,… …

    Universalium

  • 16 deprave — verb a) To speak ill of b) to make (a situation) bad or worse Syn: immoral See Also: depraved, depravation …

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  • 17 deprave — Synonyms and related words: abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, bastardize, befoul, bewitch, blight, brutalize, canker, cheapen, coarsen, condemn, confound, contaminate, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, debase, debauch, defile, deflower …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 18 deprave — I (Roget s IV) v. Syn. pervert, debase, degrade; see corrupt 1 . See Synonym Study at debase . II (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb To ruin utterly in character or quality: annualize, bastardize, bestialize, brutalize, canker, corrupt, debase, debauch …

    English dictionary for students

  • 19 deprave — de|prave [dıˈpreıv] v [T] formal to be an evil influence on someone, especially someone who is young or not very experienced …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 20 deprave — de·prave || dɪ preɪv v. corrupt, debauch, lead astray, degenerate …

    English contemporary dictionary