What does corrupt mean?

Definitions for corrupt
kəˈrʌptcor·rupt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. corruptadjective

    lacking in integrity

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

  2. crooked, corruptadjective

    not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

  3. corrupt, corruptedadjective

    containing errors or alterations

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

  4. corrupt, taintedverb

    touched by rot or decay

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

  5. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectverb

    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 palmsverb

    make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

    "This judge can be bought"

  7. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloudverb

    place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

    "sully someone's reputation"

  8. corrupt, spoilverb

    alter from the original

Wiktionary

  1. corruptverb

    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. corruptadjective

    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. corruptadjective

    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. corruptadjective

    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. Corruptadjective

    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. Corruptadjective

    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. Corruptadjective

    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. Corruptverb

    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. Corruptverb

    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. Corruptverb

    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. Corruptverb

    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. Corruptverb

    to waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless

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

  9. Corruptverb

    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. Corruptverb

    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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  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. Ovid:

    All things may corrupt when minds are prone to evil.

  2. Theodor Wiesengrund Adorno:

    Those who corrupt the public mind are just as evil as those who steal from the public.

  3. Mike Pence:

    In the days ahead ... the United States will announce even stronger sanctions on the regime's corrupt financial networks, we will work with all of you to find every last dollar that they stole and work to return it to Venezuela.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    It is absolutely not my view that Joe is corrupt in any way. And I'm sorry that that op-ed appeared.

  5. Michael Lettieri:

    I don't really want to pick on Lopez Obrador here because none of Lopez Obrador opponents really did either, lopez Obrador anti-corruption approach has generally been panned by people in the anti-corruption community who prefer sort of very technical institutional solutions and Lopez Obrador's philosophy can kind of be distilled down to,' I will not be corrupt. I will be against corruption.' Lopez Obrador idea is that what has been lacking is the institutional will.

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