from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- transitive v. To debase, especially morally; corrupt. See Synonyms at corrupt.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- v. To speak ill of
- v. to make (a situation) bad or worse
- v. to corrupt
- v. to depreciate
- v. to malign
- v. to revile
- v. to vitiate
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.
- transitive v. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To pervert; distort; speak evil of; misreport; calumniate; vilify.
- To make bad or worse; pervert; vitiate; corrupt: as, to deprave the heart, mind, understanding, will, tastes, etc.; to deprave the morals, government, laws, etc.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Middle English depraven, to corrupt, from Old French depraver, from Latin dēprāvāre : dē-, de- + prāvus, crooked.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)