Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun pervert

1 sense of pervert

Sense 1
pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate -- (a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior)
       => reprobate, miscreant -- (a person without moral scruples)

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

3 senses of pervert

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
twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate -- (practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive; "Don't twist my words")
       => denote, refer -- (have as a meaning; "`multi-' denotes `many' ")

Sense 3
pervert, misuse, abuse -- (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")
       => use, expend -- (use up, consume fully; "The legislature expended its time on school questions")

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