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Definitions of pervert

  1. To turnanother way; to divert. Webster Dictionary DB
  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. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. To become perverted; to take the wrong course. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Perverted. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  11. a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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
  13. One who has turned from truth to error. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. PERVERTER. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  15. An apostate. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  16. One who has been perverted, specially from truth to error. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  17. 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.
  18. Pervertible. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for pervert

  1. But nationalism can pervert even knowledge to its own ends, turning anthropology to politics, and chemistry to war. – The Unity of Civilization by Various
  2. We can only pervert their natural instincts. – The Project Gutenberg Plays of John Galsworthy, Complete by John Galsworthy
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