What does Pervert mean?

Definitions for Pervertpərˈvɜrt; ˈpɜr vərt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word Pervert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(verb)

    a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

  2. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

  3. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate(verb)

    practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive

    "Don't twist my words"

  4. pervert, misuse, abuse(verb)

    change the inherent purpose or function of something

    "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"


  1. pervert(Noun)

    One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.

  2. pervert(Noun)

    A sexually perverted person.

  3. pervert(Verb)

    To turn another way; to divert.

  4. pervert(Verb)

    To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt

  5. pervert(Verb)

    To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.

    pervert one's words

  6. pervert(Verb)

    To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

  7. Origin: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pervert(verb)

    to turnanother way; to divert

  2. Pervert(verb)

    to turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to pervert one's words

  3. Pervert(verb)

    to become perverted; to take the wrong course

  4. Pervert(noun)

    one who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert

  5. Origin: [F. pervertir, L. pervertere, perversum; per + vertere to turn. See Per-, and Verse.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pervert

    per-vėrt′, v.t. to turn wrong or from the right course: to change from its true use: to corrupt: to turn from truth or virtue.—v.i. to go wrong or out of the right course.—n. (per′vert) one who has changed from a former position: an apostate.—ns. Perver′sion, the act of perverting: a diverting from the true object: a turning from truth or propriety: misapplication; Pervert′er.—adj. Pervert′ible, able to be perverted. [Fr. pervertir—L. pervertĕreper, thoroughly, vertĕre, versum, to turn.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pervert in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Pervert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

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