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Meaning of CORRUPT

Pronunciation:  ku'rupt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
  2. [adj]  touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
  3. [adj]  containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
  4. [adj]  not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
  5. [v]  alter from the original
  6. [v]  place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
  7. [v]  make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
  8. [v]  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"

CORRUPT is a 7 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: Augean, bribable, bribe, buy, cloud, corrupted, corruptible, crooked, debase, debased, debauch, defile, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, depraved, dirty, dishonest, immoral, imperfect, misdirect, perverse, pervert, perverted, praetorian, pretorian, profane, purchasable, putrid, reprobate, rotten, sneaky, sold-out(a), sordid, spoil, subvert, sully, taint, tainted, underhand, underhanded, unscrupulous, venal, vitiate, vitiated
 Antonyms: incorrupt, straight
 See Also: adulterate, alter, bastardise, bastardize, buy off, carnalise, carnalize, change, debase, deflower, dilute, dishonorable, impair, infect, lead astray, lead off, mar, modify, pay, pay off, poison, sensualise, sensualize, sop, spoil, stretch, suborn, unlawful, vitiate, whore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Cor*rupt`\ (k?r-r?pt"), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of
    corrumpere to corrupt; cor- + rumpere to break. See
    1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted;
       vitiated; unsound.
             Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed
             them.                                 --Knolles.
    2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth,
       etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased;
       perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
             At what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as
             corrupt To swear against you.         --Shak.
    3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text
       of the manuscript is corrupt.
  2. \Cor*rupt"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Corrupting}.]
    1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to
       make putrid; to putrefy.
    2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to
       pervert; to debase; to defile.
             Evil communications corrupt good manners. --1. Cor.
                                                   xv. 33.
    3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to
       corrupt a judge by a bribe.
             Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge That no
             king can corrupt.                     --Shak.
    4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations;
       to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred
             He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he
             does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . .
             yet he stops the pines.               --Locke.
    5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
             Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth,
             where moth and rust doth corrupt.     --Matt. vi.
  3. \Cor*rupt"\ (k?r-r?pt"), v. i.
    1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. --Bacon.
    2. To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.
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