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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.corruptly - in a corrupt manner
Translations

corruptly

[kəˈrʌptli] adv [behave, act] → de manière corrompuecorrupt practices npl (= dishonesty) → procédés mpl malhonnêtes, pratiques fpl malhonnêtes

corruptly

advkorrupt

corruptly

[kəˈrʌptlɪ] advcorrottamente
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Others suspect that two thirds will oppress the remaining third, and ask whether those gentlemen are made sufficiently responsible for their conduct; whether, if they act corruptly, they can be punished; and if they make disadvantageous treaties, how are we to get rid of those treaties?
Beauly; and he personally described the lady in terms which proved that he had corruptly identified her.
Mohamed, then testifying in a wheelchair, told the court Njoroge also corruptly demanded another Sh50,000
Mr Barasa is to face three counts of corruptly, or attempting to corruptly influence witness P-0336 by offering him between Sh1 million and Sh1.
The EFCC had alleged that Mba and Areh used their positions at the NBC to corruptly enrich themselves by illegally diverting funds into Zenith Bank Plc accounts of companies operated by the 3rd and 4th defendants.
All of the pending ICC cases involve crimes against humanity, war crimes, or genocide, except three cases where the accused are charged with the crime of 'corruptly influencing or attempting to corruptly influence witnesses by offering to pay them to withdraw as ICC prosecution witnesses.
Protests have since spread across rural Morocco, where many feel the powerful coterie of those who enjoy royal patronage corruptly profits at the expense of the people.
An Ele mission said: tora son tre eda Electoral Commission spokesman "Under electoral rules, a person is guilty of treating if either before, during or after an election they directly or indirectly give provide any food, drink, entertainment or provision to corruptly influence any ti din or foo ente provis Jones ruptly i voter to vote or refrain from voting.
So far the bureau has recovered billions of rupees that were corruptly earned by the government officials since 2001.
The report could anger Malaysians and make China nervous, and Bowring concludes, "The latest revelations add to the threat to Najib's position and hence the possibility that any deal now signed with CCCC would later be repudiated by Malaysia as corruptly won.
Assistant Attorney Gen-eral Leslie Caldwell said: "The defendants allegedly betrayed their client's confidence and corruptly manipulated the foreign exchange market to benefit themselves and their bank.
Gross is charged with one count of corruptly accepting payments as an officer of a financial institution.