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cor·rupt

 (kə-rŭpt′)
adj.
1. Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved.
2. Venal or dishonest: a corrupt mayor.
3. Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use: a corrupt translation; a corrupt computer file.
4. Archaic Tainted; putrid.
v. cor·rupt·ed, cor·rupt·ing, cor·rupts
v.tr.
1. To ruin morally; pervert: "The argument that modern life consists of a menu of horrors by which we are corrupted ... is a founding idea of the critique of modernity" (Susan Sontag).
2. To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of, as by offering bribes: "Our politics has been corrupted by money and suffused with meanness" (Peter Edelman).
3.
a. To cause to become rotten; spoil: "There was a strange smell in the room, high and slightly sweet, like perfume corrupted in the bottle" (Bella Bathurst).
b. Archaic To render impure; contaminate.
4.
a. To alter from original or proper form: "Strangers named them the Chippewa, which was corrupted to Ojibway" (Paul Theroux).
b. Computers To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
v.intr.
To become corrupt.

[Middle English, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, to destroy : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + rumpere, to break; see reup- in Indo-European roots.]

cor·rupt′er, cor·rup′tor n.
cor·rup′tive adj.
cor·rupt′ly adv.
cor·rupt′ness n.
Synonyms: corrupt, debase, debauch, deprave, pervert, vitiate
These verbs mean to ruin utterly in character or quality: was corrupted by power; debased himself by taking the bribe; a youth debauched by drugs; led a life depraved by sensual indulgence; perverted her talent by her pursuit of commercial success; a laudable goal vitiated by dishonest means.

corrupt

(kəˈrʌpt)
adj
1. lacking in integrity; open to or involving bribery or other dishonest practices: a corrupt official; corrupt practices in an election.
2. morally depraved
3. putrid or rotten
4. contaminated; unclean
5. (Literary & Literary Critical Terms) (of a text or manuscript) made meaningless or different in meaning from the original by scribal errors or alterations
6. (Computer Science) (of computer programs or data) containing errors
vb
7. to become or cause to become dishonest or disloyal
8. to debase or become debased morally; deprave
9. (tr) to infect or contaminate; taint
10. (tr) to cause to become rotten
11. (tr) to alter (a text, manuscript, etc) from the original
12. (Computer Science) (tr) computing to introduce errors into (data or a program)
[C14: from Latin corruptus spoiled, from corrumpere to ruin, literally: break to pieces, from rumpere to break]
corˈrupter, corˈruptor n
corˈruptive adj
corˈruptively adv
corˈruptly adv
corˈruptness n

cor•rupt

(kəˈrʌpt)

adj.
1. guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery: a corrupt judge.
2. debased in character; depraved.
3. infected; tainted.
4. decayed; putrid.
5. made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text.
v.t.
6. to cause to be dishonest, disloyal, etc., esp. by bribery.
7. to lower morally; pervert: to corrupt youth.
8. to infect; taint.
9. to make putrid or putrescent.
10. to alter (a language, text, etc.) for the worse; debase.
v.i.
11. to become corrupt.
[1250–1300; Middle English (< Anglo-French) < Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpere to spoil, corrupt =cor- cor- + rumpere to break]
cor•rupt′ed•ly, adv.
cor•rupt′er, cor•rup′tor, n.
cor•rupt′i•ble, adj.
cor•rupt′i•bly, adv.
cor•rupt′ly, adv.
cor•rupt′ness, n.

corrupt

- Comes from Latin corrumpere, "destroy completely," and first meant "to destroy or spoil the flesh, fruit, or organic matter by dissolution or decomposition."
See also related terms for spoil.

corrupt


Past participle: corrupted
Gerund: corrupting

Imperative
corrupt
corrupt
Present
I corrupt
you corrupt
he/she/it corrupts
we corrupt
you corrupt
they corrupt
Preterite
I corrupted
you corrupted
he/she/it corrupted
we corrupted
you corrupted
they corrupted
Present Continuous
I am corrupting
you are corrupting
he/she/it is corrupting
we are corrupting
you are corrupting
they are corrupting
Present Perfect
I have corrupted
you have corrupted
he/she/it has corrupted
we have corrupted
you have corrupted
they have corrupted
Past Continuous
I was corrupting
you were corrupting
he/she/it was corrupting
we were corrupting
you were corrupting
they were corrupting
Past Perfect
I had corrupted
you had corrupted
he/she/it had corrupted
we had corrupted
you had corrupted
they had corrupted
Future
I will corrupt
you will corrupt
he/she/it will corrupt
we will corrupt
you will corrupt
they will corrupt
Future Perfect
I will have corrupted
you will have corrupted
he/she/it will have corrupted
we will have corrupted
you will have corrupted
they will have corrupted
Future Continuous
I will be corrupting
you will be corrupting
he/she/it will be corrupting
we will be corrupting
you will be corrupting
they will be corrupting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been corrupting
you have been corrupting
he/she/it has been corrupting
we have been corrupting
you have been corrupting
they have been corrupting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been corrupting
you will have been corrupting
he/she/it will have been corrupting
we will have been corrupting
you will have been corrupting
they will have been corrupting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been corrupting
you had been corrupting
he/she/it had been corrupting
we had been corrupting
you had been corrupting
they had been corrupting
Conditional
I would corrupt
you would corrupt
he/she/it would corrupt
we would corrupt
you would corrupt
they would corrupt
Past Conditional
I would have corrupted
you would have corrupted
he/she/it would have corrupted
we would have corrupted
you would have corrupted
they would have corrupted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.corrupt - 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"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
carnalise, sensualise, sensualize, carnalize - debase through carnal gratification
infect - corrupt with ideas or an ideology; "society was infected by racism"
lead astray, lead off - teach immoral behavior to; "It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"
poison - spoil as if by poison; "poison someone's mind"; "poison the atmosphere in the office"
bastardise, bastardize - change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms
suborn - incite to commit a crime or an evil deed; "He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"
2.corrupt - make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"
crime, criminal offence, criminal offense, law-breaking, offense, offence - (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act; "a long record of crimes"
pay - give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please"
sop - give a conciliatory gift or bribe to
buy off, pay off - pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor
3.corrupt - place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"
mar, deflower, impair, vitiate, spoil - make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty"
4.corrupt - alter from the original
modify - make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"
adulterate, dilute, debase, load, stretch - corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones; "adulterate liquor"
Adj.1.corrupt - lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"
immoral - deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong
incorrupt - free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible"
2.corrupt - not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive
unlawful - contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law; "unlawful measures"; "unlawful money"; "unlawful hunters"
3.corrupt - containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"
imperfect - not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect"
4.corrupt - touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"
stale - lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale"

corrupt

adjective
1. dishonest, furrowed, bent (slang), crooked (informal), rotten, shady (informal), fraudulent, unscrupulous, unethical, venal, unprincipled corrupt police officers who took bribes
dishonest straight, principled, moral, noble, ethical, upright, honourable, honest, righteous, virtuous, scrupulous
2. depraved, abandoned, vicious, degenerate, debased, demoralized, profligate, dishonoured, defiled, dissolute the flamboyant and morally corrupt court of Charles the Second
3. distorted, doctored, altered, falsified a corrupt text of a poem by Milton
verb
1. bribe, square, fix (informal), buy off, suborn, grease (someone's) palm (slang) The ability to corrupt politicians, policemen, and judges was fundamental to Mafia operations.
2. deprave, pervert, subvert, debase, demoralize, debauch Cruelty depraves and corrupts.
deprave reform, correct
3. distort, doctor, tamper with Computer hackers often break into important sites to corrupt files.

corrupt

adjective
1. Utterly reprehensible in nature or behavior:
2. Marked by dishonesty, especially in matters of public trust:
Informal: crooked.
3. Ruthlessly seeking personal advantage:
Informal: crooked.
verb
1. To ruin utterly in character or quality:
2. To make morally impure:
Translations
فَاسِدفاسِدمُحرَّف، ليس حَسَب القاعِدة اللغَويَّهيُفسِد
zkorumpovanýzkaženýzkazitzkomolený
korruptødelæggefordærveforvansket
lahjottu
korumpiran
korrupt
afbakaîurspillaspilltur
腐敗した
타락한
amoralusgadinimasgadintigestiiškraipyta forma
demoralizētizkropļotspērkamssamaitātsamaitāts
skorumpovaný
pokvaritipokvarjen
korrumperad
ทุจริต
yozlaşmışahlâksızayar makbaştan çıkar makbozuk
tham nhũng

corrupt

[kəˈrʌpt]
A. ADJ
1. (= depraved) → pervertido, depravado
2. (= dishonest) → corrompido, venal
3. (Comput) [text, file] → corrompido
B. VT
1. (= deprave) → pervertir, corromper
2. (= bribe) → sobornar
3. [+ language] → corromper (Comput) [+ text, file] → corromper
C. CPD corrupt practices NPL (= dishonesty, bribery) → corrupción fsing

corrupt

[kəˈrʌpt]
adj [person] → corrompu(e) corrupt practices
vt
[+ person] → corrompre
[+ data] → altérer

corrupt

adjverdorben, verworfen, schlecht; (= open to bribery)korrupt, bestechlich; text, languageverderbt, korrumpiert; (Comput) disknicht lesbar, kaputt; morally corruptmoralisch verdorben or schlecht
vt (morally) → verderben; (ethically) → korrumpieren; (form: = bribe) → bestechen, korrumpieren; (Comput) datakaputt or unlesbar machen, zerstören; to become corrupted (text, language)korrumpiert werden; to corrupt somebody’s moralsjdn moralisch verderben

corrupt

[kəˈrʌpt]
1. adjcorrotto/a
corrupt practices (dishonesty, bribery) → pratiche fpl illecite
2. vtcorrompere

corrupt

(kəˈrapt) verb
to make or become evil or bad. He was corrupted by the bad influence of two friends.
adjective
1. bad or evil. The government is corrupt.
2. impure. a corrupt form of English.
corˈruptible adjective
corˌruptiˈbility noun
corˈruption (-ʃən) noun
1. the act of corrupting.
2. a word that has changed considerably from its original form. Caterpillar is probably a corruption of the Old French word `chatepelose' meaning `hairy cat'.

corrupt

فَاسِد zkorumpovaný korrupt korrupt διεφθαρμένος corrupto lahjottu corrompu korumpiran corrotto 腐敗した 타락한 corrupt korrupt skorumpowany corrupto порочный korrumperad ทุจริต yozlaşmış tham nhũng 腐败的
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It is a pious consolation to me that, through my interference, a sufficient space was allowed them for repentance of the evil and corrupt practices into which, as a matter of course, every Custom-House officer must be supposed to fall.
Well, old Bildad, you are determined that I, for one, shall not lay up many lays here below, where moth and rust do corrupt.
If man should ever resist evil," said Simeon, "then George should feel free to do it now: but the leaders of our people taught a more excellent way; for the wrath of man worketh not the righteousness of God; but it goes sorely against the corrupt will of man, and none can receive it save they to whom it is given.
I have contemplated the imprisonment of the offender, rather than the seizure of his goods--though both will serve the same purpose--because they who assert the purest right, and consequently are most dangerous to a corrupt State, commonly have not spent much time in accumulating property.
What I have said respecting and against religion, I mean strictly to apply to the ~slaveholding religion~ of this land, and with no possible reference to Christi- anity proper; for, between the Christianity of this land, and the Christianity of Christ, I recognize the widest possible difference--so wide, that to receive the one as good, pure, and holy, is of necessity to re- ject the other as bad, corrupt, and wicked.
It was his nature to be communicative; he liked to open to a mind unacquainted with the world glimpses of its scenes and ways(I do not mean its corrupt scenes and wicked ways, but such as derived their interest from the great scale on which they were acted, the strange novelty by which they were characterised); and I had a keen delight in receiving the new ideas he offered, in imagining the new pictures he portrayed, and following him in thought through the new regions he disclosed, never startled or troubled by one noxious allusion.
I know that James Steerforth,' she said, with her hand on her bosom, as if to prevent the storm that was raging there, from being loud, 'has a false, corrupt heart, and is a traitor.
These changes in the Heav'ns, though slow, produc'd Like change on Sea and Land, sideral blast, Vapour, and Mist, and Exhalation hot, Corrupt and Pestilent: Now from the North Of NORUMBEGA, and the SAMOED shoar Bursting thir brazen Dungeon, armd with ice And snow and haile and stormie gust and flaw, BOREAS and CAECIAS and ARGESTES loud And THRASCIAS rend the Woods and Seas upturn; With adverse blast up-turns them from the South NOTUS and AFER black with thundrous Clouds From SERRALIONA; thwart of these as fierce Forth rush the LEVANT and the PONENT VVindes EURUS and ZEPHIR with thir lateral noise, SIROCCO, and LIBECCHIO.
Modern English polite society, my native sphere, seems to me as corrupt as consciousness of culture and absence of honesty can make it.
But they thought the want of moral virtues was so far from being supplied by superior endowments of the mind, that employments could never be put into such dangerous hands as those of persons so qualified; and, at least, that the mistakes committed by ignorance, in a virtuous disposition, would never be of such fatal consequence to the public weal, as the practices of a man, whose inclinations led him to be corrupt, and who had great abilities to manage, to multiply, and defend his corruptions.
They say that you corrupt every one with whom you become intimate, and that it is quite sufficient for you to enter a house for shame of some kind to follow after.
Is that the way in which he is supposed to corrupt the youth?