to affect with perversion.
to lead astray morally.
to turn away from the right course.
to lead into mental error or false judgment.
to turn to an improper use; misapply.
to misconstrue or misinterpret, especially deliberately; distort: to pervert someone's statement.
to bring to a less excellent state; vitiate; debase.
Pathology. to change to what is unnatural or abnormal.
to convert or persuade to a religious belief regarded as false or wrong.
- per·vert·er, noun
- per·vert·i·ble, adjective
- per·vert·i·bil·i·ty, noun
- per·vert·i·bly, adverb
- non·per·vert·i·ble, adjective
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How to use pervert in a sentence
While her new boss wasn’t a pervert, he wasn’t interested in giving her the promotion she deserved—or the leather jacket that all SREs were promised but was only given to the men.The True Story Behind Showtime’s Super Pumped: The Battle For Uber | Shannon Carlin | February 27, 2022 | Time
Her first brush with a subway pervert was as a teen, when she was riding home from high school and “someone was, uh, pleasuring themselves,” she says, raising her eyebrows.A Woman Has Never Run New York City. Can Kathryn Garcia Change That? | Charlotte Alter | May 27, 2021 | Time
We will not be held responsible for the actions of four indicted people who decided to pervert the legislative process for their own personal gain.Can This Millennial Power Broker Lead an Ohio Comeback for Democrats? | Nick Fouriezos | September 10, 2020 | Ozy
The All Quiet on the pervert Front has led photo-sharers on Reddit and 4chan to declare “The Fappening” dead.‘The Fappening’ Is Dead: From A-List Hacking Victims to D-Listers Accused of Leaking Nudes For PR | Marlow Stern | October 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
In keeping with the raucous nature of his tabloid scandal, one person shouted “pervert!”
British Dictionary definitions for pervert
to use wrongly or badly
to interpret wrongly or badly; distort
to lead into deviant or perverted beliefs or behaviour; corrupt
a person who practises sexual perversion
- perverter, noun
- pervertible, adjective
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