corruptly


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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.
On Nov 15, last year, Tengku Adnan, pleaded not guilty to a charge of corruptly receiving RM1 million from Tan to approve an application by a company to increase the plot ratio relating to a development at Jalan Semarak here.
The accused pleaded not guilty to a total of 512 counts of fraud, conspiring to commit fraud, theft, forgery and uttering, money laundering in respect of contravening the Prevention of Organised Crime Act of 2004, a count of corruptly using false documents and a charge of corruptly giving a false document to an agent of the company Aveshe Consultancy, which was managing the VAT refunds on behalf of the Ministry of Finance.
The governance of Caf and particularly the conduct of its president Ahmad Ahmad has coming under increasing scrutiny.Ahmad has been accused of corruptly awarding a contract and of financial impropriety and is under investigation by the French authority and Fifa's anti-ethics committee.
According to Ojikutu, the main grouse of these forces was that they could no longer do business as usual under Buhari as they were used to cutting corners to corruptly enrich themselves.
The Commission claims the seven defendants used monies corruptly obtained from the county to acquire the properties and substantially developed some in a bid to conceal the proceeds of the fictitious contracts.
It's hard to square someone voting against women's reproductive rights when they've gone to extraordinary lengths to dodge their taxes and corruptly helped a rich businessman secure a valuable State licence.
The Securities and Exchange Commission announced that Credit Suisse Group AG will pay approximately $30M to resolve SEC charges that it obtained investment banking business in the Asia-Pacific region by corruptly influencing foreign officials in violation of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
Ossie is told a terrible secret by a dying parishioner and hopes to trade the information to George, who is seeking a way to reclaim his lost political power by buying land he can corruptly control.
Mr Chen was also convicted of one representative charge of corruptly giving consideration to an agent under the Secret Commissions Act.
Mostly people who do not cast their votes someone else do it for them corruptly in this cruel society.