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pervert

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of pervert

  1. a person who has sunk below the normal moral standard longtime residents warned us not to go near the neighborhood pervert Synonyms of pervert backslider, debauchee, debaucher, decadent, deviate, libertine, perv, degenerate, profligate, rake, rakehell, ripWords Related to pervert bankrupt, delinquent, derelict, incorrigible; blackguard, cad, heel, knave, miscreant, rascal, reprobate, rogue, scoundrel, villain; lecher, playboy, playgirl, satyrNear Antonyms of pervert saint


pervert

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of pervert

  1. 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 Synonyms of pervert bend, color, cook, distort, falsify, fudge, misinterpret, misrelate, misrepresent, misstate, garble, slant, twist, warpWords Related to pervert misdescribe, misspeak, mistranslate; belie, camouflage, disguise, dissemble, gloss (over), mask, veil, whitewash; bowdlerize, censor; complicate, confound, confuse, mistake, mix (up); mystify, obscure; equivocate, fib, lie, palter, prevaricateNear Antonyms of pervert clarify, clear (up), explain, illuminate, illustrate, interpret, spell out; decipher

  2. 2 to lower in character, dignity, or quality a movie that perverted the Bible story by reveling in the sinners' lewd behavior until just before the moment of divine retribution Synonyms of pervert abase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, debase, poison, profane, prostitute, subvert, vitiate, warpWords Related to pervert befoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgradeNear Antonyms of pervert dignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respectAntonyms of pervert elevate, ennoble, uplift

  3. 3 to put to a bad or improper use accused of perverting the Internal Revenue Service by using it to harass political opponents Synonyms of pervert abuse, misemploy, misuse, misapply, profane, prostituteWords Related to pervert degrade, twist; mismanage; corrupt, debase, desecrateNear Antonyms of pervert apply, employ, use, utilize; respect

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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