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Definitions for pervert
pərˈvɜrt; ˈpɜr vərtper·vert

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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"

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

  2. pervert(Noun)

    A sexually perverted person.

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

  3. pervert(Verb)

    To turn another way; to divert.

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

  4. pervert(Verb)

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

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

  5. pervert(Verb)

    To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.

    pervert one's words

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

  6. pervert(Verb)

    To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

    Etymology: From pervertir, itself from the perverto

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pervert(verb)

    to turnanother way; to divert

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

  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

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

  3. Pervert(verb)

    to become perverted; to take the wrong course

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

  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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of pervert in a Sentence

  1. Rose Dickinson:

    The government's plans pervert the planning process and could make England's landscape a wild west for whatever cowboy wants to start drilling and digging up our countryside.

  2. Tench Coxe:

    As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people duly before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow-citizens, the people are confirmed by the next article in their right to keep and bear their private arms.

  3. F Scott:

    Either you think--or else others have to think for you and take power from you, pervert and discipline your natural tastes, civilize and sterilize you.

  4. David Berkowitz Chicago:

    As in zoology, monsters exist in art. It is the pervert of the formation of words, lines, colors, and sounds.

  5. Amanda Bouldin:

    No disrespect, but your nipple would be the last one I would want to see ... You want to turn our family beach's into a pervert show.

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