corrupt

  • 1 Corrupt — Cor*rupt , v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Corrupted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Corrupting}.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. [1913 Webster] 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to …

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  • 2 Corrupt — Cor*rupt (k?r r?pt ), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor + rumpere to break. See {Rupture}.] 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound. [1913 Webster] Who with such corrupt and pestilent… …

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  • 3 corrupt — cor·rupt 1 /kə rəpt/ adj: having an unlawful or evil motive; esp: characterized by improper and usu. unlawful conduct intended to secure a benefit for oneself or another (as by taking or giving bribes) cor·rupt·ly adj cor·rupt·ness n corrupt 2 vt …

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  • 4 corrupt — [adj1] dishonest base, bent, bribable, crooked, debauched, double dealing, exploiting, extortionate, faithless, fast and loose*, fixed, foul, fraudulent, gone to the dogs*, inconstant, iniquitous, knavish, mercenary, nefarious, on the take*, open …

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  • 5 corrupt — mid 14c., from O.Fr. corropt unhealthy, corrupt; uncouth (of language), and directly from L. corruptus, pp. of corrumpere to destroy; spoil, figuratively corrupt, seduce, bribe, from com , intensive prefix (see COM (Cf. com )), + rup , pp. stem… …

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  • 6 corrupt — vb deprave, debauch, pervert, *debase Analogous words: degrade, debase, *abase: *ruin, wreck: pollute, defile, *contaminate Contrasted words: reform, amend, *correct …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7 corrupt — ► ADJECTIVE 1) willing to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain. 2) evil or morally depraved. 3) (of a text or computer data) made unreliable by errors or alterations. 4) archaic rotten or putrid. ► VERB 1) make corrupt. 2) …

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  • 8 corrupt — [kə rupt′] adj. [ME < L corruptus, pp. of corrumpere, to destroy, spoil, bribe < com , together + rumpere, to break: see RUPTURE] 1. Obs. changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten 2. deteriorated from… …

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  • 9 Corrupt — Cor*rupt (k?r r?pt ), v. i. 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon. [1913 Webster] 2. To become vitiated; to lose purity or goodness. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 10 corrupt — ▪ I. corrupt cor‧rupt 1 [kəˈrʌpt] adjective 1. LAW using power in a dishonest or illegal way in order to get money or an advantage of some kind: • Swiss justice, in our experience, is as tough on corrupt bankers as it is on all other criminals. • …

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  • 11 corrupt — 01. The former president was obviously [corrupt], and is accused of having stolen millions of dollars from the country. 02. Suspicions of widespread [corruption] in government have resulted in the downfall of the presidency. 03. There is a lot of …

    Grammatical examples in English

  • 12 corrupt — corruptedly, adv. corruptedness, n. corrupter, corruptor, n. corruptive, adj. corruptively, adv. corruptly, adv. corruptness, n. /keuh rupt /, adj …

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  • 13 corrupt — cor|rupt1 [kəˈrʌpt] adj [Date: 1300 1400; : Latin; Origin: corruptus, past participle of corrumpere, from com ( COM ) + rumpere to break ] 1.) using your power in a dishonest or illegal way in order to get an advantage for yourself ≠… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 14 corrupt — [[t]kərʌ̱pt[/t]] corrupts, corrupting, corrupted 1) ADJ GRADED Someone who is corrupt behaves in a way that is morally wrong, especially by doing dishonest or illegal things in return for money or power. ...to save the nation from corrupt… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 corrupt — 1. adjective 1) a corrupt official corrupt practices Syn: dishonest, unscrupulous, dishonorable, unprincipled, unethical, amoral, untrustworthy, venal, underhanded, double dealing, fraudulent, bribable, criminal, illegal …

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  • 16 corrupt — I UK [kəˈrʌpt] / US adjective * 1) a) doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power corrupt politicians/officials/judges b) used about societies or systems a brutal, corrupt, and violent dictatorship 2) computing… …

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  • 17 corrupt — 1. adjective a) In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals. The Government here is corrupt, so well emigrate to escape them. b) With lots of errors in it; not genuine or corr …

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  • 18 corrupt — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} verb Corrupt is used with these nouns as the object: ↑mind, ↑moral, ↑youth {{Roman}}II.{{/Roman}} adj. VERBS ▪ be ▪ become ADVERB …

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  • 19 corrupt — cor|rupt1 [ kə rʌpt ] adjective * 1. ) doing dishonest, illegal, or immoral things in order to gain money or power: corrupt politicians/officials/judges a ) used about societies or systems: a brutal, corrupt, and violent dictatorship 2. )… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 20 corrupt — cor•rupt [[t]kəˈrʌpt[/t]] adj. 1) law guilty of dishonest practices, as bribery: a corrupt judge[/ex] 2) law debased in character; depraved 3) infected; tainted 4) decayed; putrid 5) made inferior by errors or alterations, as a text 6) to cause… …

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