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Definitions of pervert

  1. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. 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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. To turnanother way; to divert. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. To become perverted; to take the wrong course. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; - opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. To turn from the proper purpose; mislead; purposely give a wrong meaning to. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  10. One who has turned from truth to error. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. Perverted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  12. Pervertible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  13. To turn wrong or from the right course: to change from its true use: to corrupt: to turn from truth or virtue. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  14. PERVERTER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. To turn from truth or the right course; misapply; corrupt. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. To turn from its right purpose, use, or meaning; alter for the worse. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. An apostate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  18. One who has been perverted, specially from truth to error. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  19. To turn from truth, propriety, or its proper purpose; to turn from the right. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  20. To corrupt; to turn from the true use, end, or purpose. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  21. One who has changed to the worse-generally said of one who is believed to have changed from the true religion to a false one, or to a corrupt form of the true. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  22. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert. mso.anu.edu.au
  23. per-v[.e]rt', v.t. to turn wrong or from the right course: to change from its true use: to corrupt: to turn from truth or virtue.--v.i. to go wrong or out of the right course.--n. (per'vert) one who has changed from a former position: an apostate.--ns. PERVER'SION, the act of perverting: a diverting from the true object: a turning from truth or propriety: misapplication; PERVERT'ER.--adj. PERVERT'IBLE, able to be perverted. [Fr. pervertir--L. pervert[)e]re--per, thoroughly, vert[)e]re, versum, to turn.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  24. Turn aside (thing) from its proper use; misconstrue, misapply, (words &c.); lead astray (person, mind) from right opinion or conduct or esp. religious belief. Hence or cogn. perversion n., perversive a. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  25. Perverted person, apostate. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  26. n. One who has turned from a right way to that which is wrong—opposed to convert. Cabinet Dictionary

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