English dictionary

Hint: Question mark (?) is a wildcard. Question mark substitutes one character.

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

Based on WordNet 3.0 copyright © Princeton University.
Web design: Orcapia v/Per Bang. English edition: .
2019 onlineordbog.dk