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corrupt



I - verb
1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality (Freq. 1)
- debauch the young people with wine and women
- Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
- Do school counselors subvert young children?
- corrupt the morals
Syn:
pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch,
debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
Derivationally related forms:
depravation (for: deprave), depravity (for: deprave), profanation (for: profane), debasement (for: debase), debauchee (for: debauch), debaucher (for: debauch), debauchery (for: debauch), debauch (for: debauch), demoralisation (for: demoralise), demoralization (for: demoralize), subversion (for: subvert), perversive (for: pervert), pervert (for: pervert), corruptible, corruptive, corruption
Hypernyms:
change, alter, modify
Hyponyms:
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect,
lead off, lead astray, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Something ----s somebody
2. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
- This judge can be bought
Syn:
bribe, buy, grease one's palms
Derivationally related forms:
corruptible, bribable (for: bribe), briber (for: bribe), bribery (for: bribe), bribe (for: bribe)
Topics:
crime, offense, criminal offense, criminal offence, offence, law-breaking
Hypernyms:
pay
Hyponyms:
sop, buy off, pay off
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s somebody
- Sam cannot corrupt Sue
3. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
- sully someone's reputation
Syn:
defile, sully, taint, cloud
Derivationally related forms:
cloud (for: cloud)
Hypernyms:
mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something
- Something ----s somebody
- Something ----s something
4. alter from the original
Syn:
spoil
Derivationally related forms:
spoliation (for: spoil)
Hypernyms:
modify
Hyponyms:
load, adulterate, stretch, dilute, debase
Verb Frames:
- Somebody ----s something

II - adjective
1. lacking in integrity (Freq. 3)
- humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation
- a corrupt and incompetent city government
Ant:
incorrupt
Similar to:
corrupted, debased, vitiated, corruptible, bribable,
dishonest, purchasable, venal, depraved, perverse, perverted,
perverted, dirty, sordid, Praetorian, Pretorian,
putrid, sold-out
See Also:
immoral
Derivationally related forms:
corruptness
Attrubites:
corruptness, corruption
2. not straight;
dishonest or immoral or evasive
Syn:
crooked
Ant:
straight (for: crooked)
Similar to:
sneaky, underhand, underhanded
See Also:
dishonest, dishonorable, unlawful
Derivationally related forms:
corruptness, crookedness (for: crooked)
Attrubites:
honesty, honestness
3. containing errors or alterations
- a corrupt text
- spoke a corrupted version of the language
Syn:
corrupted
Similar to:
imperfect
4. touched by rot or decay
- tainted bacon
- 'corrupt' is archaic
Syn:
tainted
Similar to:
stale

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