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English verb: dispirit

1. dispirit (emotion) lower someone's spirits; make downhearted

SamplesThese news depressed her.
The bad state of her child's health demoralizes her.

ExamplesThe bad news will dispirit him

Synonymscast down, deject, demoralise, demoralize, depress, dismay, get down

Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody

Broader (hypernym)discourage

Narrower (hyponym)chill

Antonymselate, intoxicate, uplift, lift up, pick up

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