demoralize


demoralize (http://definr.com/demoralize)

     v 1: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch
          the young people with wine and women" [syn: corrupt, pervert,
           demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate,
           deprave, misdirect]
     2: lower someone's spirits; make downhearted; "These news
        depressed her"; "The bad state of her child's health
        demoralizes her" [syn: depress, deject, cast down, {get
        down}, dismay, dispirit, demoralise] [ant: elate]