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-prāvo , āvi, ātum, 1, v. a. pravus,
I.to pervert, distort, disfigure (opp. dirigere, corrigere; good prose).
II. Trop., to pervert, seduce, corrupt, deprave (for syn. cf.: “corrumpo, vitio, adultero, perdo, pessum do, illicere, pellicere, adducere): nihil est quin male narrando possit depravarier,Ter. Ph. 4, 4, 17: “jureconsultorum ingeniis pleraque corrupta ac depravata,Cic. Mur. 12, 27; cf. “so with corrumpere,id. Arch. 4, 8: “(Campanos) nimiae rerum omnium copiae depravabant,id. Agr. 2, 35 fin.: “puer indulgentia nostra depravatus,id. Att. 10, 4, 5: “ferarum natura malā disciplinā,id. Fin. 2, 11; cf.: “mores hac dulcedine corruptelaque depravati,id. Leg. 2, 15, 38; and: “consuetudo depravata (opp. recta),Varr. L. L. 9, § 18 Müll.: “institutum hominis,Amm. Marc. 29, 1, 19: “inania verba in hos modos,Quint. 9, 3, 100; cf. id. 6, 3, 6 et saep.: seductus ac depravatus ab aliquo, *Caes. B. C. 1, 7; cf.: magna pars gratiā depravata, *Sall. J. 15, 2; and: “plebem consiliis,Liv. 45, 23: “corruptos depravatosque mores parens noster reformet atque corriget,Plin. Pan. 53, 1: “depravatum est cor per mulieres,Vulg. 3 Reg. 11, 4.— Absol.: “solent domestici depravare nonnumquam,Cic. Phil. 1, 13 fin.—Hence,
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