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  1. demoralize

    • IPA[dəˈmôrəˌlīz]


    • v.
      cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit;corrupt the morals of (someone)
    • verb: demoralize, 3rd person present: demoralizes, gerund or present participle: demoralizing, past tense: demoralized, past participle: demoralized

    • 釋義


    • 1. cause (someone) to lose confidence or hope; dispirit their rejection of the treaty has demoralized the diplomatic community
    • 2. archaic corrupt the morals of (someone) she hastened her daughter's steps, lest she be demoralized by beholding the free manners of these “mad English”