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pervert

per·vert

pervert

 
parts of speech:
transitive verb, noun
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part of speech: transitive verb
pronunciation: pr vuhrt
inflections: perverted, perverting, perverts
definition 1: to lead astray or corrupt.
She perverted her own child.
synonyms:
corrupt, deprave
similar words:
degrade, demoralize, mislead, pollute, seduce, subvert, warp
definition 2: to use wrongly or improperly.
He perverted his powers as president.
synonyms:
abuse, misuse
similar words:
exploit, profane, warp
definition 3: to state or interpret incorrectly, esp. by intention; distort.
You are perverting the intention of the law.
synonyms:
distort, misinterpret, misrepresent, twist, warp
similar words:
bend, corrupt, garble, misconstrue, misread, misspeak, misstate, wrench
definition 4: to bring to a worse or lower state; debase.
synonyms:
debase, lower
similar words:
abase, corrupt, defile, degrade, deprave, profane, subvert, vitiate, warp
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part of speech: noun
pronunciation: puhr vrt
definition: one who engages in perverted sexual practices.
similar words:
degenerate, deviant, deviate, lecher, pedophile, voyeur
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derivation: perverter (n.)
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