pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(verb)
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
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"
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"
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"
One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.
A sexually perverted person.
To turn another way; to divert.
To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt
To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
pervert one's words
To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
Origin: From pervertir, itself from the perverto
to turnanother way; to divert
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
to become perverted; to take the wrong course
one who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert
Origin: [F. pervertir, L. pervertere, perversum; per + vertere to turn. See Per-, and Verse.]
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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. pervertĕre—per, thoroughly, vertĕre, versum, to turn.]
The numerical value of pervert in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of pervert in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5
Examples of pervert in a Sentence
As in zoology, monsters exist in art. It is the pervert of the formation of words, lines, colors, and sounds.
I think the sanctions do more harm to the market than good because they pervert the cost mechanism, we have no idea what our product is supposed to cost anymore.
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.
There is no such thing, at this date of the world's history, in America, as an independent press. You know it and I know it. There is not one of you who dares to write your honest opinions, and if you did, you know beforehand that it would never appear in print. I am paid weekly for keeping my honest opinion out of the paper I am connected with. Others of you are paid similar salaries for similar things, and any of you who would be so foolish as to write honest opinions would be out on the streets looking for another job. If I allowed my honest opinions to appear in one issue of my paper, before twenty-four hours my occupation would be gone. The business of the journalists is to destroy the truth, to lie outright, to pervert, to vilify, to fawn at the feet of mammon, and to sell his country and his race for his daily bread. You know it and I know it, and what folly is this toasting an independent press We are the tools and vassals of rich men behind the scenes. We are the jumping jacks, they pull the strings and we dance. Our talents, our possibilities and our lives are all the property of other men. We are intellectual prostitutes.
The people are the masters of both Congress and the courts, not to overthrow the Constitution, but to overthrow the men who would pervert it!
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- منحرف, انحرفArabic
- perverst menneske, perversDanish
- Perverser, perversGerman
- pervertti, vääristellä, johtaa harhaan, pervo, harhauttaa, harhautua, perverssiFinnish
- pervers, déviant, pervertirFrench
- pervert, öfuggi, perriIcelandic
- pervertita, pervertitoItalian
- 痴漢, 変質者, 性的倒錯者, 変態Japanese
- 나쁜 길로 이끌다Korean
- perversus, subplantatLatin
- ištvirkėlis, iškrypėlisLithuanian
- perverseling, verdraaienDutch
- zboczyć, zboczeniecPolish
- pervertido, perverterPortuguese
- извратить, извращать, извращенец, перверт, дегенератRussian
- förvränga, förvanska, perversSwedish
- முறையற்ற நடத்தைTamil
- తప్పు దారిTelugu
- manyak, manyakis, bastosTagalog
- hư hỏngVietnamese
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