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Meaning of PERVERT

Pronunciation:  [n]'purvurt, [v]pur'vurt, 'pur`vurt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
  2. [v]  practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  3. [v]  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"
  4. [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"

PERVERT is a 7 letter word that starts with P.


 Synonyms: abuse, convolute, corrupt, debase, debauch, degenerate, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, deviant, deviate, misdirect, misuse, profane, sophisticate, subvert, twist, twist around, vitiate
 See Also: alter, bastardise, bastardize, bugger, carnalise, carnalize, change, child molester, denote, expend, fetishist, fracture, infect, lead astray, lead off, lecher, masochist, miscreant, nympho, nymphomaniac, paederast, paedophile, pederast, pedophile, poison, refer, reprobate, sadist, sadomasochist, satyr, sensualise, sensualize, sod, sodomist, sodomite, suborn, take in vain, use, whore



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Per*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Perverted}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Perverting}.] [F. pervertir, L. pervertere,
    perversum; per + vertere to turn. See {Per-}, and {Verse}.]
    1. To turnanother way; to divert. [Obs.]
             Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.
    2. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert
       from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt;
       also, to misapply; to misinterpret designedly; as, to
       pervert one's words. --Dryden.
             He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve. --Milton.
  2. \Per*vert"\, v. i.
    To become perverted; to take the wrong course. [R.]
    --Testament of Love.
  3. \Per"vert\, n.
    One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error,
    especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the
    Synonym of {Convert}.
          That notorious pervert, Henry of Navarre. --Thackeray.
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