Definitions for Pervertpərˈvɜrt; ˈpɜr vərt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

per•vertpərˈvɜrt; ˈpɜr vərt(v.; n.; v.t.)

  1. to lead astray morally.

  2. to turn away from the right course.

  3. to lead into mental error or false judgment.

  4. to turn to an improper use.

  5. to misconstrue or misinterpret, esp. deliberately; distort.

  6. to bring to a less excellent state; debase.

  7. (n.)a person who practices a sexual perversion.

    Category: Psychiatry

Origin of pervert:

1300–50; (v.) ME < L pervertere to overturn, subvert


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

Translations for Pervert

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to change (something) from what is normal or right

to pervert the course of justice.

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