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Negative ConnotationPlay
Deprave suggests a strong negative change in moral character, usually for the worse. SlideThe scandalous novel was thought to deprave public morals.
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Use 'deprave' when discussing negative influences on larger groups, like society or communities. SlideCorrupt politicians have the power to deprave the very fabric of society.
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'Deprave' often implies an emotional or shocked reaction to moral corruption. SlideThe news report about the cult's activities left her feeling like the world was depraved.