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 for deprave
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Deprave \De*prave"\ (d[-e]*pr[=a]v"), v. t. [imp. & p. p.
     Depraved (d[-e]*pr[=a]vd"); p. pr. & vb. n. Depraving.]
     [L. depravare, depravatum; de- + pravus crooked, distorted,
     perverse, wicked.]
     1. To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile.
        [1913 Webster]
              And thou knowest, conscience, I came not to chide
              Nor deprave thy person with a proud heart. --Piers
        [1913 Webster]
     2. To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt.
        [1913 Webster]
              Whose pride depraves each other better part.
     Syn: To corrupt; vitiate; contaminate; pollute.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 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" [syn:
           corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize,
           demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate,
           deprave, misdirect]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  83 Moby Thesaurus words for "deprave":
     abuse, adulterate, afflict, aggrieve, alloy, bastardize, befoul,
     bewitch, blight, brutalize, canker, cheapen, coarsen, condemn,
     confound, contaminate, corrupt, crucify, curse, damage, debase,
     debauch, defile, deflower, degenerate, degrade, demoralize,
     denature, desecrate, despoil, destroy, devalue, disadvantage,
     disserve, distort, distress, do a mischief, do evil, do ill,
     do wrong, do wrong by, doom, envenom, get into trouble, harass,
     harm, hex, hurt, impair, infect, injure, jinx, maltreat, menace,
     mistreat, misuse, molest, outrage, persecute, pervert,
     play havoc with, play hob with, poison, pollute, prejudice,
     prostitute, ravage, ravish, savage, scathe, taint, threaten,
     torment, torture, twist, ulcerate, violate, vitiate, vulgarize,
     warp, wound, wreak havoc on, wrong

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