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")

Antonyms of adj perverted

3 senses of perverted

Sense 1
kinky, perverted -- ((used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes; "kinky sex"; "perverted practices")

INDIRECT (VIA abnormal) -> normal -- (conforming with or constituting a norm or standard or level or type or social norm; not abnormal; "serve wine at normal room temperature"; "normal diplomatic relations"; "normal working hours"; "normal word order"; "normal curiosity"; "the normal course of events")

Sense 2
distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted -- (having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem")

INDIRECT (VIA disingenuous) -> ingenuous, artless -- (characterized by an inability to mask your feelings; not devious; "an ingenuous admission of responsibility")

Sense 3
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")

INDIRECT (VIA corrupt) -> incorrupt -- (free of corruption or immorality; "a policeman who was incorrupt and incorruptible")

Similarity of adj perverted

3 senses of perverted

Sense 1
kinky, perverted -- ((used of sexual behavior) showing or appealing to bizarre or deviant tastes; "kinky sex"; "perverted practices")
       => abnormal (vs. normal), unnatural -- (not normal; not typical or usual or regular or conforming to a norm; "abnormal powers of concentration"; "abnormal amounts of rain"; "abnormal circumstances"; "an abnormal interest in food")

Sense 2
distorted, misrepresented, perverted, twisted -- (having an intended meaning altered or misrepresented; "many of the facts seemed twisted out of any semblance to reality"; "a perverted translation of the poem")
       => disingenuous (vs. ingenuous), artful -- (not straightforward or candid; giving a false appearance of frankness; "an ambitious, disingenuous, philistine, and hypocritical operator, who...exemplified...the most disagreeable traits of his time"- David Cannadine; "a disingenuous excuse")

Sense 3
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")
       => 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")

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