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Definition 1: alter from the original - [verb of change]

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is a kind of ...) make less severe or harsh or extreme

"please modify this letter to make it more polite" "he modified his views on same-gender marriage"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) corrupt, debase, or make impure by adding a foreign or inferior substance; often by replacing valuable ingredients with inferior ones

"adulterate liquor"

Definition 2: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon - [verb of contact]

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • sully someone's reputation

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is a kind of ...) make imperfect

"nothing marred her beauty"

Definition 3: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence - [verb of possession]

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • This judge can be bought

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is a kind of ...) give money, usually in exchange for goods or services

"I paid four dollars for this sandwich" "Pay the waitress, please"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) give a conciliatory gift or bribe to

(... is a kind of corrupt ) pay someone with influence in order to receive a favor

(corrupt belongs to category ...) (criminal law) an act punishable by law; usually considered an evil act

"a long record of crimes"

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) debase through carnal gratification

(... is a kind of corrupt ) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

"society was infected by racism"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) teach immoral behavior to

"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) spoil as if by poison

"poison someone's mind" "poison the atmosphere in the office"

(... is a kind of corrupt ) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

(... is a kind of corrupt ) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

Definition 5: lacking in integrity - [adjective denoting all]

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation
  • a corrupt and incompetent city government

(corrupt is similar to ...) ruined in character or quality

(corrupt is similar to ...) capable of being corrupted

"corruptible judges" "dishonest politicians" "a purchasable senator" "a venal police officer"

(corrupt is similar to ...) deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good

"depraved criminals" "a perverted sense of loyalty" "the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat"

(corrupt is similar to ...) unethical or dishonest

"dirty police officers" "a sordid political campaign" "shoddy business practices"

(corrupt is similar to ...) characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality

"a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble"

(corrupt is similar to ...) morally corrupt or evil

"the putrid atmosphere of the court"

(corrupt is similar to ...) having taken a bribe or bribes

"a sold-out politician"

(means also ...) deliberately violating accepted principles of right and wrong

(... are attributes of corrupt) lack of integrity or honesty (especially susceptibility to bribery); use of a position of trust for dishonest gain

Definition 6: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive - [adjective denoting all]

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is similar to ...) marked by deception

"achieved success in business only by underhand methods"

(means also ...) deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

(means also ...) contrary to or prohibited by or defiant of law

"unlawful measures" "unlawful money" "unlawful hunters"

(... are attributes of corrupt) the quality of being honest

Definition 7: containing errors or alterations - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a corrupt text
  • spoke a corrupted version of the language

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is similar to ...) not perfect; defective or inadequate

"had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities" "imperfect mortals" "drainage here is imperfect"

Definition 8: touched by rot or decay - [adjective satellite denoting all]

Samples where corrupt or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • tainted bacon
  • `corrupt' is archaic

Synonyms for corrupt in the sense of this definition

(corrupt is similar to ...) lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age

"stale bread" "the beer was stale"

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