HyperDic: corrupt

English > 8 senses of the word corrupt:
VERBsocialcorrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
possessioncorrupt, bribe, buy, grease one's palmsmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
contactcorrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloudplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon
changecorrupt, spoilalter from the original
ADJECTIVEallcorruptlacking in integrity
allcorrupt, crookednot straight
allcorrupt, corruptedcontaining errors or alterations
allcorrupt, taintedtouched by rot or decay
corrupt > pronunciation
Rhymesabrupt ... worshipped: 12 rhymes with ahpt...
English > corrupt: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaninglacking in integrity.
  • "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"
  • "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
Attribute ofcorruptness, corruptionlack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)
NarrowerPraetorian, Pretoriancharacteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality
corrupted, debased, vitiatedruined in character or quality
corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venalcapable of being corrupted
depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobatedeviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good
dirty, sordid, shoddyUnethical or dishonest
putridmorally corrupt or evil
sold-outHaving taken a bribe or bribes
See alsoimmoraldeliberately violating / violating accepted principles of right and wrong
OppositeincorruptFree of corruption or immorality / immorality
Nounscorruptnessthe state of being corrupt / corrupt
Adverbscorruptlyin a corrupt manner
English > corrupt: 8 senses > adjective 2
Meaningnot straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive.
Attribute ofhonesty, honestnessThe quality of being honest
Narrowersneaky, underhand, underhandedmarked by deception
See alsodishonest, dishonorabledeceptive or fraudulent
unlawfulcontrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law
Oppositestraight, squareCharacterized by honesty and fairness
Nounscorruptnesslack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery)
English > corrupt: 8 senses > adjective 3
MeaningContaining errors or alterations.
  • "a corrupt text"
  • "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
Broaderimperfectnot perfect
English > corrupt: 8 senses > adjective 4
MeaningTouched by rot or decay.
Example "'corrupt' is archaic"
BroaderstaleLacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age
English > corrupt: 8 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningcorrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Something ----s somebody
  • "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"
  • "corrupt the morals"
Synonymspervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Narrowerbastardize, bastardisechange something so that its value declines
infectCorrupt with ideas or an ideology / ideology
lead off, lead astrayteach immoral behavior to
poisonspoil as if by poison
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalisedebase through carnal gratification
subornincite to commit a crime or an evil deed
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishcorromper, depravar, desmoralizar, desviar, envilecer, pervertir, profanar, solo miembro embrujar, subvertir, viciar
Catalancorrompre, pervertir
Adjectivescorruptiblecapable of being corrupted
corruptivetending to corrupt or pervert
Nounscorruptiondestroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty
English > corrupt: 8 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaningmake illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody
ModelSam cannot corrupt Sue
Synonymsbribe, buy, grease one's palms
Categorycrime, criminal offense, criminal offence, law-breaking(criminal law) an act punishable by law
Narrowerbuy off, pay offpay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
sopGive a conciliatory gift or bribe to
BroaderpayGive money, usually in exchange for goods or services
Spanishcomprar, corromper, sobornar
Catalancomprar, subornar
Adjectivescorruptiblecapable of being corrupted
English > corrupt: 8 senses > verb 3, contact
Meaningplace under suspicion or cast doubt upon.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Synonymsdefile, sully, taint, cloud
Broadermar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiatemake imperfect
Spanishafear, mancillar, pervertir
Catalanpervertir, sollar
English > corrupt: 8 senses > verb 4, change
MeaningAlter from the original.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Narrowerload, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debaseCorrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance
Broadermodifymake less severe or harsh or extreme / extreme

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