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!

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

  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.

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

  3. corrupt(Adjective)

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

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

  4. corrupt(Adjective)

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

    Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.

    Etymology: 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

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

  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

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

  3. Corrupt(adj)

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

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

  4. Corrupt(verb)

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

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

  5. Corrupt(verb)

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

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

  6. Corrupt(verb)

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

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

  7. Corrupt(verb)

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

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

  8. Corrupt(verb)

    to waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless

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

  9. Corrupt(verb)

    to become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot

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

  10. Corrupt(verb)

    to become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness

    Etymology: [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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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. Foreign Minister Wang Yi:

    The three-pronged anti-corruption structure of establishing principles, mechanisms and operations, will ensure corrupt individuals in the G20 have nowhere to hide and no way to cover their tracks.

  2. Gary Mitchell:

    In [parts of] Africa, for example, we know extended families are a way of life and we would expect you to hire your uncle's third cousin because that is the way it is, that's a reality we have to face in combating fraud. Societies differ in what they perceive to be corrupt.

  3. James Madison:

    No man is allowed to be a judge in his own cause, because his interest would certainly bias his judgment, and, not improbably, corrupt his integrity.

  4. Lord Acton, 1887:

    Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely.

  5. Luis Castillo:

    Security and corruption are the most important things that must be improved, the PRI have spent 70 years being corrupt and that is enough.

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