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Meaning & Definition of Pervert in English

English

Pervert

/pərvərt/

noun

1. A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior

    synonym:
  • pervert
  • ,
  • deviant
  • ,
  • deviate
  • ,
  • degenerate

verb

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • corrupt
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • demoralize
  • ,
  • demoralise
  • ,
  • debauch
  • ,
  • debase
  • ,
  • profane
  • ,
  • vitiate
  • ,
  • deprave
  • ,
  • misdirect

2. Practice sophistry

  • Change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
  • "Don't twist my words"
    synonym:
  • twist
  • ,
  • twist around
  • ,
  • pervert
  • ,
  • convolute
  • ,
  • sophisticate

3. Change the inherent purpose or function of something

  • "Don't abuse the system"
  • "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
    synonym:
  • pervert
  • ,
  • misuse
  • ,
  • abuse