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demoralize

  
, demoralise  
      vb   tr  
1    to undermine the morale of; dishearten  
he was demoralized by his defeat     
2    to debase morally; corrupt  
3    to throw into confusion  
  demoralization, demoralisation      n  
  demoralizer, demoraliser      n  
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demoralize

  
1    cripple, daunt, deject, depress, disconcert, discourage, dishearten, dispirit, enfeeble, psych out     (informal)   rattle     (informal)   sap, shake, undermine, unnerve, weaken  
2    corrupt, debase, debauch, deprave, lower, pervert, vitiate  
  
Antonyms     
  
1    boost, cheer, egg on, encourage, hearten, spur  

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