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per·vert

 (pər-vûrt′)
tr.v. per·vert·ed, per·vert·ing, per·verts
1. To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; debase: "yet another example of justice being perverted in an attempt to secure more convictions" (Economist).
2. To corrupt (someone) morally. See Synonyms at corrupt.
3. To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: an analysis that perverts the meaning of the poem.
n. (pûr′vûrt′)
One who practices sexual perversion.

[Middle English perverten, from Old French pervertir, from Latin pervertere : per-, per- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

per·vert′er n.
per·vert′i·ble adj.

pervert

vb (tr)
1. to use wrongly or badly
2. to interpret wrongly or badly; distort
3. to lead into deviant or perverted beliefs or behaviour; corrupt
4. to debase
n
(Psychology) a person who practises sexual perversion
[C14: from Old French pervertir, from Latin pervertere to turn the wrong way, from per- (indicating deviation) + vertere to turn]
perˈverter n
perˈvertible adj

per•vert

(v. pərˈvɜrt; n. ˈpɜr vərt)

v.t.
1. to lead astray morally.
2. to turn away from the right course.
3. to lead into mental error or false judgment.
4. to turn to an improper use.
5. to misconstrue or misinterpret, esp. deliberately; distort.
6. to bring to a less excellent state; debase.
n.
7. a person who practices a sexual perversion.
[1300–50; (v.) Middle English < Latin pervertere to overturn, subvert]
per•vert′er, n.
per•vert′i•ble, adj.

pervert


Past participle: perverted
Gerund: perverting

Imperative
pervert
pervert
Present
I pervert
you pervert
he/she/it perverts
we pervert
you pervert
they pervert
Preterite
I perverted
you perverted
he/she/it perverted
we perverted
you perverted
they perverted
Present Continuous
I am perverting
you are perverting
he/she/it is perverting
we are perverting
you are perverting
they are perverting
Present Perfect
I have perverted
you have perverted
he/she/it has perverted
we have perverted
you have perverted
they have perverted
Past Continuous
I was perverting
you were perverting
he/she/it was perverting
we were perverting
you were perverting
they were perverting
Past Perfect
I had perverted
you had perverted
he/she/it had perverted
we had perverted
you had perverted
they had perverted
Future
I will pervert
you will pervert
he/she/it will pervert
we will pervert
you will pervert
they will pervert
Future Perfect
I will have perverted
you will have perverted
he/she/it will have perverted
we will have perverted
you will have perverted
they will have perverted
Future Continuous
I will be perverting
you will be perverting
he/she/it will be perverting
we will be perverting
you will be perverting
they will be perverting
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been perverting
you have been perverting
he/she/it has been perverting
we have been perverting
you have been perverting
they have been perverting
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been perverting
you will have been perverting
he/she/it will have been perverting
we will have been perverting
you will have been perverting
they will have been perverting
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been perverting
you had been perverting
he/she/it had been perverting
we had been perverting
you had been perverting
they had been perverting
Conditional
I would pervert
you would pervert
he/she/it would pervert
we would pervert
you would pervert
they would pervert
Past Conditional
I would have perverted
you would have perverted
he/she/it would have perverted
we would have perverted
you would have perverted
they would have perverted
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behaviorpervert - a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
fetishist - one who engages in fetishism (especially of a sexual nature)
masochist - someone who obtains pleasure from receiving punishment
nympho, nymphomaniac - a woman with abnormal sexual desires
child molester, paederast, pederast - a man who has sex (usually sodomy) with a boy as the passive partner
paedophile, pedophile - an adult who is sexually attracted to children
miscreant, reprobate - a person without moral scruples
sadist - someone who obtains pleasure from inflicting pain or others
sadomasochist - someone who enjoys both sadism and masochism
lech, lecher, letch, satyr - man with strong sexual desires
bugger, sodomist, sodomite, sod - someone who engages in anal copulation (especially a male who engages in anal copulation with another male)
Verb1.pervert - 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.pervert - practice sophistrypervert - practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words"
denote, refer - have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' "
3.pervert - change the inherent purpose or function of somethingpervert - 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"
fracture - violate or abuse; "This writer really fractures the language"
expend, use - use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions"
take in vain - use a name, such as God, without proper respect

pervert

verb
1. distort, abuse, twist, misuse, warp, misinterpret, misrepresent, falsify, misconstrue officers attempting to pervert the course of justice
2. corrupt, degrade, subvert, deprave, debase, desecrate, debauch, lead astray He was accused of perverting the nation's youth.
noun
1. deviant, degenerate, sicko (informal), sleazeball (slang), debauchee, weirdo or weirdie (informal) You're nothing but a sick pervert.

pervert

verb
1. To ruin utterly in character or quality:
2. To use wrongly and improperly:
3. To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly:
Idiom: give a false coloring to.
noun
One whose sexual behavior differs from the accepted norm:
Translations
مُنْحَرِف جِنْسِيّايُحْرِف ، يُضِلُّيُفْسِد أخْلاق
zneužívatzvrátitzvrhlík
forlede
harhauttaaharhautuajohtaa harhaanvääristellä
beteges hajlamú egyénerkölcsileg megrontkiforgat
siîsleysingi, öfuguggispilla, rangfæraspilla, táldraga
iškreiptasiškrypęsištvirkėlisištvirkintitvirkinti
izvirtulispavestsagrozītsamaitāt
zneužívaťzvrhlík
çarpıtmaksapıkyoldan çıkarmak

pervert

A. [pəˈvɜːt] VT
1. (= corrupt) → pervertir
2. (= twist) [+ words] → torcer, desvirtuar; [+ facts, truth] → distorsionar, tergiversar
to pervert the course of justice (Jur) → torcer el curso de la justicia
B. [ˈpɜːvɜːt] Npervertido/a m/f

pervert

[ˈpɜːrvɜːrt]
npervers m
[pərˈvɜːrt] vt
[+ process, institution] → pervertir
to be perverted by sth [person] → être perverti par qch
to pervert the course of justice → entraver le cours de la justice

pervert

vt (= deprave) person, mindverderben, pervertieren; (Rel) believerirreleiten; (= change, distort) truth, sb’s wordsverzerren; to pervert the course of justice (Jur) → die Rechtsfindung behindern; (by official) → das Recht beugen
nPerverse(r) mf

pervert

[vb pəˈvɜːt; n ˈpɜːvɜːt]
1. vt (mind) → pervertire, corrompere; (speech, truth) → travisare
to pervert the course of justice → deviare il corso della giustizia
2. npervertito/a

pervert

(pəˈvəːt) verb
1. to change (something) from what is normal or right. to pervert the course of justice.
2. to lead (someone) to crime or to evil or immoral (especially sexually immoral) acts.
(ˈpəːvəːt) noun
a person who does perverted (especially sexually immoral) acts.
perˈversion (-ʃən) noun
1. (the) act of perverting. a perversion of justice.
2. a perverted act. He is capable of any perversion.
perˈverted adjective

per·vert

n. pervertido-a, persona que manifiesta alguna forma de perversión.
References in classic literature ?
If then his Providence Out of our evil seek to bring forth good, Our labour must be to pervert that end, And out of good still to find means of evil; Which oft times may succeed, so as perhaps Shall grieve him, if I fail not, and disturb His inmost counsels from their destind aim.
And though it is plain they could not do without eating and performing all the other natural functions, because, in fact, they were men like ourselves, it is plain too that, wandering as they did the most part of their lives through woods and wilds and without a cook, their most usual fare would be rustic viands such as those thou now offer me; so that, friend Sancho, let not that distress thee which pleases me, and do not seek to make a new world or pervert knight-errantry.
He will not say or do anything that might pervert the course of justice; he cannot have his tongue bound even 'in the throat of death.
Attempts have been made to pervert this clause into an objection against the Constitution, by representing it on one side as a criminal toleration of an illicit practice, and on another as calculated to prevent voluntary and beneficial emigrations from Europe to America.
If you will interpret the word INTOLERANCE as FIRMNESS OF PRINCIPLE, if you do not wish to condemn in the catholic soul of the Abbe de Sponde the stoicism which Walter Scott has made you admire in the puritan soul of Jeanie Deans' father; if you are willing to recognize in the Roman Church the Potius mori quam foedari that you admire in republican tenets,--you will understand the sorrow of the Abbe de Sponde when he saw in his niece's salon the apostate priest, the renegade, the pervert, the heretic, that enemy of the Church, the guilty taker of the Constitutional oath.
She may pervert your letter to some use of her own, which you may have reason to regret.
Having begun by condemning the prisoner on his own authority, the Lord Advocate proceeded to pervert the most innocent actions of that unhappy man so as to give them as vile an aspect as possible.
And there is virgin Justice, the daughter of Zeus, who is honoured and reverenced among the gods who dwell on Olympus, and whenever anyone hurts her with lying slander, she sits beside her father, Zeus the son of Cronos, and tells him of men's wicked heart, until the people pay for the mad folly of their princes who, evilly minded, pervert judgement and give sentence crookedly.
I am not to give up my right to your protection and patronage, because you have commended my book: for though I acknowledge so many obligations to you, I do not add this to the number; in which friendship, I am convinced, hath so little share: since that can neither biass your judgment, nor pervert your integrity.
Let that poor hand of hers lie gently on your hearts; for there may be something in its healing touch akin to that of the Great Master whose precepts you misconstrue, whose lessons you pervert, of whose charity and sympathy with all the world, not one among you in his daily practice knows as much as many of the worst among those fallen sinners, to whom you are liberal in nothing but the preachment of perdition!
At first this vague and terrible power was exercised only upon the recalcitrants who, having embraced the Mormon faith, wished afterwards to pervert or to abandon it.
Had I seen it depicted in a novel, I should have thought it unnatural; had I heard it described by others, I should have deemed it a mistake or an exaggeration; but when I saw it with my own eyes, and suffered from it too, I could only conclude that excessive vanity, like drunkenness, hardens the heart, enslaves the faculties, and perverts the feelings; and that dogs are not the only creatures which, when gorged to the throat, will yet gloat over what they cannot devour, and grudge the smallest morsel to a starving brother.