Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb corrupt

4 senses of corrupt

Sense 1
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (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")
       => change, alter, modify -- (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")

Sense 2
bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms -- (make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought")
       => pay -- (give money, usually in exchange for goods or services; "I paid four dollars for this sandwich"; "Pay the waitress, please")

Sense 3
defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud -- (place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone's reputation")
       => mar, impair, spoil, deflower, vitiate -- (make imperfect; "nothing marred her beauty")

Sense 4
corrupt, spoil -- (alter from the original)
       => modify -- (make less severe or harsh or extreme; "please modify this letter to make it more polite"; "he modified his views on same-gender marriage")

Antonyms of adj corrupt

4 senses of corrupt

Sense 1
corrupt (vs. incorrupt) -- (lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government")

incorrupt (vs. corrupt) -- (free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible")
        => antiseptic -- (clean and honest; "antiseptic financial practices")
        => incorruptible -- (incapable of being morally corrupted; "incorruptible judges are the backbone of the society")
        => uncorrupted -- (not debased; "though his associates were dishonest, he remained uncorrupted"; "uncorrupted values")
        => uncorrupted, unspoiled -- (not decayed or decomposed)

Sense 2
crooked (vs. straight), corrupt -- (not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive)


Sense 3
corrupt, corrupted -- (containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language")

INDIRECT (VIA imperfect) -> perfect -- (being complete of its kind and without defect or blemish; "a perfect circle"; "a perfect reproduction"; "perfect happiness"; "perfect manners"; "a perfect specimen"; "a perfect day")

Sense 4
corrupt, tainted -- (touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic")

INDIRECT (VIA stale) -> fresh -- (recently made, produced, or harvested; "fresh bread"; "a fresh scent"; "fresh lettuce")

Similarity of adj corrupt

4 senses of corrupt

Sense 1
corrupt (vs. incorrupt) -- (lacking in integrity; "humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation"; "a corrupt and incompetent city government")
       => corrupted, debased, vitiated -- (ruined in character or quality)
       => corruptible, bribable, dishonest, purchasable, venal -- (capable of being corrupted; "corruptible judges"; "dishonest politicians"; "a purchasable senator"; "a venal police officer")
       => depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobate -- (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")
       => dirty, sordid -- (unethical or dishonest; "dirty police officers"; "a sordid political campaign")
       => Praetorian, Pretorian -- (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"- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.)
       => putrid -- (morally corrupt or evil; "the putrid atmosphere of the court")
       => sold-out (prenominal) -- (having taken a bribe or bribes; "a sold-out politician")
          Also See-> immoral#1

Sense 2
crooked (vs. straight), corrupt -- (not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive)
       => sneaky, underhand, underhanded -- (marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods")
          Also See-> dishonest#1, dishonorable#2; unlawful#2

Sense 3
corrupt, corrupted -- (containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language")
       => imperfect (vs. perfect) -- (not perfect; defective or inadequate; "had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities"; "imperfect mortals"; "drainage here is imperfect")

Sense 4
corrupt, tainted -- (touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt' is archaic")
       => stale (vs. fresh) -- (lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age; "stale bread"; "the beer was stale")

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