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CORRUPT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does corrupt mean? 

CORRUPT (adjective)
  The adjective CORRUPT has 4 senses:

1. lacking in integrity
2. not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
3. containing errors or alterations
4. touched by rot or decay

  Familiarity information: CORRUPT used as an adjective is uncommon.


CORRUPT (verb)
  The verb CORRUPT has 4 senses:

1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
2. alter from the original
3. make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
4. place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

  Familiarity information: CORRUPT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


CORRUPT (adjective)


Sense 1corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Lacking in integrity

Context examples:

humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation / a corrupt and incompetent city government

Similar:

sold-out (having taken a bribe or bribes)

putrid (morally corrupt or evil)

Praetorian; Pretorian (characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality)

dirty; sordid (unethical or dishonest)

depraved; immoral; perverse; perverted; reprobate (marked by immorality; deviating from what is considered right or proper or good)

bribable; corruptible; dishonest; purchasable; venal (capable of being corrupted)

corrupted; debased; vitiated (ruined in character or quality)

Attribute:

corruption; corruptness (lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain)

Antonym:

incorrupt (free of corruption or immorality)


Sense 2corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

Synonyms:

corrupt; crooked

Similar:

dishonest (lacking honesty and oblivious to what is honorable)

sneaky; underhand; underhanded (marked by deception)

Also:

dishonest; dishonorable (deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive)

unlawful (contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law)

Attribute:

honestness; honesty (the quality of being honest)


Sense 3corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Containing errors or alterations

Synonyms:

corrupted; corrupt

Context examples:

a corrupt text / spoke a corrupted version of the language

Similar:

imperfect (not perfect; defective or inadequate)


Sense 4corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Touched by rot or decay

Synonyms:

tainted; corrupt

Context examples:

tainted bacon / 'corrupt' is archaic

Similar:

rotten (having or disintegrated; usually implies foulness)


CORRUPT (verb)


Sense 1corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

vitiate; profane; pervert; misdirect; deprave; demoralize; demoralise; debauch; debase; corrupt; subvert

Context examples:

debauch the young people with wine and women / Socrates was accused of corrupting young men / Do school counselors subvert young children? / corrupt the morals

Hypernyms (to "corrupt" is one way to...):

alter; change; modify (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "corrupt"):

bastardise; bastardize (change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms)

poison (spoil as if by poison)

whore (corrupt by lewd intercourse)

lead astray; lead off (teach immoral behavior to)

infect (contaminate with ideas or an ideology)

carnalise; carnalize; sensualise; sensualize (debase through carnal gratification)

suborn (incite to commit a crime or an evil deed)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s somebody
Something ----s somebody


Sense 2corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Alter from the original

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

corrupt; spoil

Hypernyms (to "corrupt" is one way to...):

modify (make less severe or harsh or extreme)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "corrupt"):

adulterate; debase; dilute; stretch (corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 3corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence

Classified under:

Verbs of buying, selling, owning

Synonyms:

bribe; grease one's palms; buy; corrupt

Context example:

This judge can be bought

Hypernyms (to "corrupt" is one way to...):

pay (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services)

Domain category:

crime; law-breaking ((criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act)

Troponyms (each of the following is one way to "corrupt"):

sop (give a conciliatory gift or bribe to)

buy off; pay off (pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s somebody

Sentence example:

Sam cannot corrupt Sue


Sense 4corrupt [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Place under suspicion or cast doubt upon

Classified under:

Verbs of touching, hitting, tying, digging

Synonyms:

defile; sully; taint; corrupt; cloud

Context example:

sully someone's reputation

Hypernyms (to "corrupt" is one way to...):

deflower; impair; mar; spoil; vitiate (make imperfect)

Sentence frames:

Somebody ----s something
Something ----s somebody
Something ----s something


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