Definitions for: Pervert


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



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.
--Shak.

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.


Per*vert", v. i.
To become perverted; to take the wrong course. [R.]
--Testament of Love.


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.

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

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