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    corrupt

    corrupt - Dictionary definition and meaning for word corrupt

    Definition
    (verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
    Example Sentence
    • debauch the young people with wine and women
    • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
    • Do school counselors subvert young children?
    • corrupt the morals
    Definition
    (verb) make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
    Synonyms : bribe , buy , grease one's palms
    Example Sentence
    • This judge can be bought
    Definition
    (verb) place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
    Synonyms : cloud , defile , sully , taint
    Example Sentence
    • sully someone's reputation
    Definition
    (verb) alter from the original
    Synonyms : spoil
    Definition
    (adj) lacking in integrity
    Example Sentence
    • humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation
    • a corrupt and incompetent city government
    Definition
    (adj) not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
    Synonyms : crooked
    Definition
    (adj) containing errors or alterations
    Synonyms : corrupted
    Example Sentence
    • a corrupt text
    • spoke a corrupted version of the language
    Definition
    (adj) touched by rot or decay
    Synonyms : tainted
    Example Sentence
    • tainted bacon
    • `corrupt' is archaic
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