pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate(verb)
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
"debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
subvert, bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, profane, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, dismay, debauch, spoil, corrupt
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate(verb)
practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
"Don't twist my words"
bend, wriggle, doctor up, wrick, doctor, wind, deform, twist, abuse, demoralise, rick, misdirect, debase, worm, demoralize, flex, convolute, writhe, profane, wrench, turn, sophisticate, convolve, subvert, vitiate, sprain, curve, deprave, twist around, corrupt, twine, distort, wrestle, squirm, debauch, misuse
pervert, misuse, abuse(verb)
change the inherent purpose or function of something
"Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
sophisticate, shout, vitiate, deprave, debauch, twist, ill-use, blackguard, twist around, subvert, misapply, profane, step, corrupt, debase, misdirect, demoralise, convolute, maltreat, misuse, abuse, demoralize, clapperclaw, ill-treat, mistreat
pervert(noun)To turn another way; to divert.
pervert(verb)To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt
pervert(verb)To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
English Synonyms and Antonyms
Abuse covers all unreasonable or improper use or treatment by word or act. A tenant does not abuse rented property by "reasonable wear," though that may damage the property and injure its sale; he may abuse it by needless defacement or neglect. It is possible to abuse a man without harming him, as when the criminal vituperates the judge; or to harm a man without abusing him, as when the witness tells the truth about the criminal. Defame, malign, rail at, revile, slander, vilify, and vituperate are used always in a bad sense. One may be justly reproached. To impose on or to victimize one is to injure him by abusing his confidence. To persecute one is to ill-treat him for opinion's sake, commonly for religious belief; to oppress is generally for political or pecuniary motives. "Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and needy," Deut. xxiv, 14. Misemploy, misuse, and pervert are commonly applied to objects rather than to persons. A dissolute youth misemploys his time, misuses his money and opportunities, harms his associates, perverts his talents, wrongs his parents, ruins himself, abuses every good gift of God.
abuse, aggrieve, damage, defame, defile, disparage, harm, ill-treat, ill-use, impose on, impose upon, injure, malign, maltreat, misemploy, misuse, molest, oppress, persecute, prostitute, rail at, ravish, reproach, revile, ruin, slander, victimize, vilify, violate, vituperate, wrong
Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms
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Translations for pervert
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- منحرف, انحرفArabic
- perverst menneske, perversDanish
- Perverser, perversGerman
- pervertti, vääristellä, johtaa harhaan, pervo, harhauttaa, harhautua, perverssiFinnish
- pervers, déviant, pervertirFrench
- pervert, öfuggi, perriIcelandic
- pervertita, pervertitoItalian
- 痴漢, 変質者, 性的倒錯者, 変態Japanese
- 나쁜 길로 이끌다Korean
- perversus, subplantatLatin
- ištvirkėlis, iškrypėlisLithuanian
- perverseling, verdraaienDutch
- zboczyć, zboczeniecPolish
- pervertido, perverterPortuguese
- извратить, извращать, извращенец, перверт, дегенератRussian
- förvränga, förvanska, perversSwedish
- முறையற்ற நடத்தைTamil
- తప్పు దారిTelugu
- manyak, manyakis, bastosTagalog
- hư hỏngVietnamese
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