What does corrupt mean?

Definitions for corrupt
kəˈrʌptcor·rupt

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. corrupt(adj)

    lacking in integrity

    "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

  2. crooked, corrupt(adj)

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

  3. corrupt, corrupted(adj)

    containing errors or alterations

    "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

  4. corrupt, tainted(verb)

    touched by rot or decay

    "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"

  5. 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"

  6. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms(verb)

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

  7. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud(verb)

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

  8. corrupt, spoil(verb)

    alter from the original

Wiktionary

  1. corrupt(Verb)

    To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.

    Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!

  2. corrupt(Adjective)

    In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

    The Government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.

  3. corrupt(Adjective)

    With lots of errors in it; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.

  4. corrupt(Adjective)

    In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

    Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

  5. Origin: From corrupten, from corruptus, past participle of corrumpo, from com- + rumpere.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Corrupt(adj)

    changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound

  2. Corrupt(adj)

    changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges

  3. Corrupt(adj)

    abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt

  4. Corrupt(verb)

    to change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy

  5. Corrupt(verb)

    to change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile

  6. Corrupt(verb)

    to draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe

  7. Corrupt(verb)

    to debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text

  8. Corrupt(verb)

    to waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless

  9. Corrupt(verb)

    to become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot

  10. Corrupt(verb)

    to become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness

  11. Origin: [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor- + rumpere to break. See Rupture.]

Freebase

  1. Corrupt

    "Corrupt" was originally intended as the second Angel episode, but the production was abandoned, and instead "Lonely Hearts" was written and produced.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Corrupt

    kor-upt′, v.t. to make putrid: to defile: to mar: to debase: to bribe.—v.i. to rot: to lose purity.—adj. putrid: depraved: defiled: not genuine: full of errors.—ns. Corrupt′er; Corruptibil′ity, Corrupt′ibleness.—adj. Corrupt′ible, liable to be corrupted.—adv. Corrupt′ibly.—ns. Corrup′tion, rottenness: putrid matter: impurity: bribery; Corrup′tionist, one who defends or who practises corruption.—adj. Corrupt′ive, having the quality of corrupting.—adv. Corrupt′ly.—n. Corrupt′ness. [L. cor, inten., and rumpĕre, ruptum, to break.]

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How to say corrupt in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrupt in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of corrupt in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of corrupt in a Sentence

  1. Donald Trump:

    Joe Biden and his son are corrupt.

  2. Noah Feldman:

    It's very hard to prove corrupt intent.

  3. Paul Fernando Schreiner:

    Brazil is a corrupt government and will let you in.

  4. Ovid:

    All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

  5. Adam Schiff:

    It's hard to imagine a more corrupt course of conduct.

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