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English noun: debauch

1. debauch (act) a wild gathering involving excessive drinking and promiscuity

Synonymsbacchanal, bacchanalia, debauchery, drunken revelry, orgy, riot, saturnalia

Broader (hypernym)revel, revelry

English verb: debauch

1. debauch (social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

SamplesDebauch the young people with wine and women.
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men.
Do school counselors subvert young children?.
Corrupt the morals.

Synonymscorrupt, debase, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, pervert, profane, subvert, vitiate

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

Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

Narrower (hyponym)bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn

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