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corrupt

cor·rupt

corrupt

 
 
pronunciation:
k ruhpt
parts of speech:
adjective, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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Word Parts
part of speech: adjective
definition 1: dishonest, disloyal, unjust, or otherwise immoral.
He'd once been a good and honest man, but now he was a corrupt swindler.
synonyms:
degenerate, dishonest, immoral, reprobate, rotten, unprincipled, unscrupulous
antonyms:
honest, honorable, just, moral, righteous, upright
similar words:
abusive, bad, base, crooked, debauched, degraded, dirty, disloyal, dissolute, impure, licentious, perverted, profligate, sinful, unjust, untrustworthy, venal, wicked
definition 2: lacking integrity; able to be bribed.
The corrupt politician was perfectly happy to accept the bribe.
synonyms:
crooked, dishonest, shady, venal
antonyms:
honest, innocent
similar words:
bad, immoral, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous
definition 3: contaminated or infected.
The blood samples are corrupt and are of no use now.
synonyms:
contaminated, impure
similar words:
adulterated, polluted, tainted
definition 4: decayed or decaying; spoiled; rotten.
synonyms:
bad, decayed, decaying, decomposing, putrefied, putrefying, putrescent, rotten, rotting, spoiled
antonyms:
unspoiled
definition 5: containing errors; altered from the original.
a corrupt text
similar words:
adulterated, altered, inaccurate, perverted
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: corrupted, corrupting, corrupts
definition 1: to damage or destroy the moral character of; cause to become dishonest, disloyal, unjust, or otherwise immoral.
Unlike some others, he was not corrupted by the brutality he suffered at the hands of the guards.He had never done anything dishonest before, but his friends corrupted him.
synonyms:
debase, degrade, demoralize, pervert, subvert
antonyms:
chasten, purge
similar words:
debauch, deprave, infect, mislead, poison, pollute, rot, ruin, seduce, spoil, taint, tarnish, warp
definition 2: to influence (a public official) improperly, esp. by bribery.
The upright police officer could not be corrupted with offers of money.
synonyms:
bribe, buy off, pay off
similar words:
graft, grease someone's palm, suborn
definition 3: to contaminate or infect.
synonyms:
contaminate
antonyms:
purify
similar words:
adulterate, defile, infect, pollute, taint, warp
definition 4: to cause to spoil or rot.
synonyms:
decay, decompose, putrefy, rot
definition 5: to make alterations, usu. errors, in the original or correct version of (a text, language, or the like).
similar words:
adulterate, alter, debase
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to become corrupt.
similar words:
decay, rot, ruin, taint, tarnish
derivations: corruptive (adj.), corruptedly (adv.), corruptly (adv.), corruptedness (n.), corrupter (n.), corruptness (n.)
Word Parts
The word corrupt contains the following part:
rupt Latin root that means to break, burst