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pervert

noun

1 pervert

A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.

synonyms: degenerate, deviant, deviate.

Roget 607: change of mind, change of intention, change of purpose; afterthought.    tergiversation, recantation; palinode, palinody; renunciation; abjuration, abjurement; defection etc. (relinquishment) ... show more

Roget 144: conversion, reduction, transmutation, resolution, assimilation; evolution, sea change; change of state; assumption; naturalization; transportation; development [Biol.], developing.    [photography] ... show more

Dutch: afvallige, perverseling, afwijkeling, abnormaal, afwijkend, dégeneré, gedegenereerde
Polish: dewiant, dewiat, zboczeniec



verb

1 pervert

Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality.

synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, profane, subvert, vitiate.

Roget 477: judge intuitively, judge by intuition; hazard a proposition, hazard a guess, talk at random.    reason ill, falsely etc. adj.; misjudge etc. 481; paralogize.    ... show more

Roget 544: be false etc. adj., be a liar etc. 548; speak falsely etc. adv.; tell a lie etc. 546; lie, fib; ... show more

Roget 523: misinterpret, misapprehend, misunderstand, misconceive, misspell, mistranslate, misconstrue, misapply; mistake etc. 495.    misrepresent, pervert; ... show more

Roget 538: misinform, misteach, misdescribe, misinstruct, miscorrect; misdirect, misguide; pervert; put on a false scent, throw off the scent, throw off the trail; deceive etc. 545; ... show more

Dutch: bederven, corrumperen

2 pervert

Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive.

synonyms: convolute, sophisticate, twist, twist around.

Dutch: verdraaien

3 pervert

Change the inherent purpose or function of something.

synonyms: abuse, misuse.

Dutch: abuseren, misbruiken


adjective

Roget 659: unimproved etc. (improve) etc. 658; deteriorated etc. v.; altered, altered for the worse; injured etc. v.; ... show more

Moby thesaurus: abuse, adulterate, alloy, argue insincerely, backslider, bad egg, bad lot, bastardize, befoul, belie, bias, black sheep, brutalize, burlesque, camouflage, canker, caricature, cheapen, coarsen, color ... show more.

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