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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.
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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.
But for Blatter to keep on giving interviews suggesting the legal investigation of FIFA is corruptly political is as corrupt, well as FIFA itself.
Dubai: Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh is suspected of corruptly amassing as much as $60 billion, equivalent to Yemen's annual GDP, during his long rule, and colluding in a militia takeover last year, UN-appointed investigators have told the Security Council.
Four other counts of tax evasion and one count of corruptly endeavoring to obstruct the Internal Revenue Service were dropped by prosecutors as part of the plea deal.
However with the best will in the world someone has got to see sense and realise relocating these people is not the solution, the whole lot could be shifted to the other side of the world but it is the people corruptly running the countries in most cases and aided by corporation profits that needs addressing.
The exact cost for the expansion of Kariba South has been an issue of conjecture with fundamentally incorrect claims that the project cost had been corruptly inflated from the initially project cost that was agreed.
The former player was also charged for corruptly offering $500 to one of the officers so that the charges could be avoided.
But we need to be just as scared of the new Russia, ruled corruptly and ruthlessly by Putin.
Royal Canadian Mounted Police Assistant Commissioner Gilles Michaud said Duffy is suspected of corruptly obtaining, or trying to obtain, the C$90,000 from Wright.
Spot-fixing is when a player corruptly influences a specific element of a match, for example by intentionally getting a yellow card or conceding a corner, without trying to fix the final score.
Section 36 of the Anti-Corruption Act states that, "A public officer commits an offence who knowingly and corruptly, and otherwise than as a member of a registered joint stock company consisting of more than 20 persons, acquires or holds, directly or indirectly, a private interest in any contract, agreement or investment emanating from or which is made on account of the public body.