Synonyms of corrupt


1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect, change, alter, modify

usage: 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"

2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms, pay

usage: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"

3. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud, mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate

usage: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation"

4. corrupt, spoil, modify

usage: alter from the original


1. corrupt (vs. incorrupt), corrupted, debased, vitiated, corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venal, depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobate, dirty, sordid, Praetorian, Pretorian, putrid, sold-out(prenominal), immoral

usage: lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government"

2. crooked (vs. straight), corrupt, sneaky, underhand, underhanded, dishonest#1, dishonorable, unlawful

usage: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

3. corrupt, corrupted, imperfect (vs. perfect)

usage: containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

4. corrupt, tainted, stale (vs. fresh)

usage: touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic"

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