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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′)
A person whose sexual practices or interests are considered abnormal or deviant.

[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 ?
But when some confessed they owed their greatness and wealth to sodomy, or incest; others, to the prostituting of their own wives and daughters; others, to the betraying of their country or their prince; some, to poisoning; more to the perverting of justice, in order to destroy the innocent, I hope I may be pardoned, if these discoveries inclined me a little to abate of that profound veneration, which I am naturally apt to pay to persons of high rank, who ought to be treated with the utmost respect due to their sublime dignity, by us their inferiors.
Callum Banton, Shaquille Crosdale and Brandon Crosdale were sentenced at Cardiff Crown Court for perverting the course of public justice in relation to the death of 41-year-old Jan Jedrzejewski.
They are: | Zahid Khan, 31, of Yardley Wood Road, Moseley, accused of 14 charges, including conspiracy to commit fraud, perverting the course of justice and concealing and converting criminal property.
FORMER New Zealand cricket captain Chris Cairns has been cleared of perjury and perverting the course of justice.
Now, Wright, of Cartmel Grove, in Bensham, Gateshead, has been jailed for seven years, with a further ve years to be served on licence, after admitting grooming, three counts of sexual activity with a child, one count of inciting a child to engage in sexual activity and one of perverting the course of justice.
Perverting justice carries a maximum sentence of life in jail.
A MAN has been locked up after he admitted perverting the course of justice by giving his brother's name to police and a court.
Summary: Former MP Chris Huhne's ex-wife,Vicky Pryce, has been convicted of perverting the course of justice.
A MAN may face jail after admitting threatening behaviour and perverting the course of justice.
Boston Khan is charged with perverting the course of justice and four counts of intending to make a gain for himself by failing to disclose information to his insurance company.
A MAN charged with perverting the course of justice by falsely accusing his father of trying to kill him has appeared in court.
They also cleared him of perverting the course of justice over an earlier incident, also in St Helens, in April.