English noun: pervert
|1.||pervert (person) a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior|
|Synonyms||degenerate, 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|
|Samples||Debauch the young people with wine and women.|
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men.
Do school counselors subvert young children?.
Corrupt the morals.
|Synonyms||corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, profane, subvert, vitiate|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----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|
|Samples||Don't twist my words.|
|Synonyms||convolute, sophisticate, twist, twist around|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||denote, refer|
|3.||pervert (change) change the inherent purpose or function of something|
|Samples||Don't abuse the system.|
The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers.
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||expend, use|
|Narrower (hyponym)||fracture, take in vain|