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Meaning & Definition of Demoralize in English

English

Demoralize

/dɪmɔrəlaɪz/

verb

1. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

  • "Debauch the young people with wine and women"
  • "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"
  • "Do school counselors subvert young children?"
  • "Corrupt the morals"
    synonym:
  • corrupt
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise
  • ,
  • debauch
  • ,
  • debase
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • vitiate
  • ,
  • deprave
  • ,
  • misdirect

2. Lower someone's spirits

  • Make downhearted
  • "These news depressed her"
  • "The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her"
    synonym:
  • depress
  • ,
  • deject
  • ,
  • cast down
  • ,
  • get down
  • ,
  • dismay
  • ,
  • dispirit
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise

3. Confuse or put into disorder

  • "The boss's behavior demoralized everyone in the office"
    synonym:
  • demoralize