deprave deprave  /di ˈpreɪv/

Definition(s):

  • (v) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Derived Word(s)

Usage(s):

  • On the contrary it would so deprave our currency that it would bring ruin, particularly to the wage earners of the country and those on fixed salaries.

Quotes

  1. "I am deeply convinced," wrote Tocqueville, "that any permanent, regular administrative system whose aim will be to provide for the needs of the poor will breed more miseries than it can cure, will deprave the population that it wants to help...
    on Sep 7, 2007 By: Alexis de Tocqueville Source: Yahoo! News

  2. Butler noted in his memoirs that "the House of Commons was so intent on making betting shops as sad as possible, in order not to deprave the young, that they ended up more like undertakers' premises".
    on Apr 4, 2008 By: Rab Butler Source: Independent

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