demoralise

Definitions of demoralise
  1. verb
    lower someone's spirits; make downhearted
    synonyms: cast down, deject, demoralize, depress, dismay, dispirit, get down
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    Antonyms:
    elate, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift
    fill with high spirits; fill with optimism
    types:
    chill
    depress or discourage
    type of:
    discourage
    deprive of courage or hope; take away hope from; cause to feel discouraged
  2. verb
    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate
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    carnalise, carnalize, sensualise, sensualize
    debase through carnal gratification
    infect
    corrupt with ideas or an ideology
    lead astray, lead off
    teach immoral behavior to
    poison
    spoil as if by poison
    bastardise, bastardize
    change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
    suborn
    incite to commit a crime or an evil deed
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    alter, change, modify
    cause to change; make different; cause a transformation
  3. verb
    confuse or put into disorder
    synonyms: demoralize
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    type of:
    bedevil, befuddle, confound, confuse, discombobulate, fox, fuddle, throw
    be confusing or perplexing to; cause to be unable to think clearly
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