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pervert

noun

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a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard
  • a nineteenth-century author defamed as a pervert
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pervert

verb

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1 to change so much as to create a wrong impression or alter the meaning of
  • That summary really perverts the other candidate's views on taxes.
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2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • a movie that perverted the story by emphasizing the violence over the redemption
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3 to put to a bad or improper use
  • accused of perverting the justice system
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Synonym Discussion of pervert

debase, vitiate, deprave, corrupt, debauch, pervert mean to cause deterioration or lowering in quality or character. debase implies a loss of position, worth, value, or dignity.
    • commercialism has debased the holiday
vitiate implies a destruction of purity, validity, or effectiveness by allowing entrance of a fault or defect.
    • a foreign policy vitiated by partisanship
deprave implies moral deterioration by evil thoughts or influences.
    • the claim that society is depraved by pornography
corrupt implies loss of soundness, purity, or integrity.
    • the belief that bureaucratese corrupts the language
debauch implies a debasing through sensual indulgence.
    • the long stay on a tropical isle had debauched the ship's crew
pervert implies a twisting or distorting from what is natural or normal.
    • perverted the original goals of the institute


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