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English noun: pervert

1. pervert (person) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior


Synonymsdegenerate, deviant, deviate


Broader (hypernym)miscreant, reprobate


Narrower (hyponym)bugger, child molester, fetishist, lech, lecher, letch, masochist, nympho, nymphomaniac, paederast, paedophile, pederast, pedophile, sadist, sadomasochist, satyr, sod, sodomist, sodomite


English verb: pervert

1. pervert (social) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality


SamplesDebauch the young people with wine and women.
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men.
Do school counselors subvert young children?.
Corrupt the morals.


Synonymscorrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, profane, subvert, vitiate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody.
Something ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, suborn

2. pervert (communication) practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive


SamplesDon't twist my words.


Synonymsconvolute, sophisticate, twist, twist around


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)denote, refer

3. pervert (change) change the inherent purpose or function of something


SamplesDon't abuse the system.
The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers.


Synonymsabuse, misuse


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)expend, use


Narrower (hyponym)fracture, take in vain









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