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PERVERT

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does pervert mean? 

PERVERT (noun)
  The noun PERVERT has 1 sense:

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

  Familiarity information: PERVERT used as a noun is very rare.


PERVERT (verb)
  The verb PERVERT has 3 senses:

1. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
2. practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
3. change the inherent purpose or function of something

  Familiarity information: PERVERT used as a verb is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


PERVERT (noun)


Sense 1pervert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

degenerate; deviant; deviate; pervert

Hypernyms ("pervert" is a kind of...):

miscreant; reprobate (a person without moral scruples)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "pervert"):

fetishist (one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature))

bugger; sod; sodomist; sodomite (someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male))

lech; lecher; letch; satyr (man with strong sexual desires)

sadomasochist (someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism)

sadist (someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others)

paedophile; pedophile (an adult who is sexually attracted to children)

child molester; paederast; pederast (a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner)

nympho; nymphomaniac (a woman with abnormal sexual desires)

masochist (someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment)


PERVERT (verb)


Sense 1pervert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Classified under:

Verbs of political and social activities and events

Synonyms:

profane; pervert; misdirect; deprave; demoralize; demoralise; debauch; debase; corrupt; vitiate; 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 "pervert" is one way to...):

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

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

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

infect (contaminate with ideas or an ideology)

lead astray; lead off (teach immoral behavior to)

whore (corrupt by lewd intercourse)

poison (spoil as if by poison)

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

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

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 2pervert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Synonyms:

twist around; pervert; sophisticate; convolute; twist

Context example:

Don't twist my words

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

denote; refer (have as a meaning)

Sentence frames:

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


Sense 3pervert [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Change the inherent purpose or function of something

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

abuse; misuse; pervert

Context examples:

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

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

expend; use (use up, consume fully)

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

take in vain (use a name, such as God, without proper respect)

fracture (violate or abuse)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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