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Synonyms for corrupt

Synonyms for (verb) corrupt

Synonyms: corrupt, spoil Definition: alter from the original

Similar words: modify Definition: make less severe or harsh or extreme Usage: please modify this letter to make it more polite; he modified his views on same-gender marriage

Synonyms: corrupt, defile, sully, taint, cloud Definition: place under suspicion or cast doubt upon Usage: sully someone's reputation

Similar words: deflower, impair, vitiate, mar, spoil Definition: make imperfect Usage: nothing marred her beauty

Synonyms: grease one's palms, corrupt, bribe, buy Definition: make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence Usage: This judge can be bought

Similar words: pay Definition: give money, usually in exchange for goods or services Usage: I paid four dollars for this sandwich; Pay the waitress, please

Synonyms: debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, corrupt, subvert, profane, misdirect, pervert, vitiate Definition: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality Usage: debauch the young people with wine and women; Socrates was accused of corrupting young men; Do school counselors subvert young children?; corrupt the morals

Similar words: alter, change, modify Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue

Synonyms for (adjective) corrupt

Synonyms: corrupt Definition: lacking in integrity Usage: humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation; a corrupt and incompetent city government

Similar words: corrupted, debased, vitiated Definition: ruined in character or quality

Similar words: venal, bribable, purchasable, corruptible, dishonest Definition: capable of being corrupted Usage: corruptible judges; dishonest politicians; a purchasable senator; a venal police officer

Similar words: depraved, perverse, perverted, reprobate Definition: deviating from what is considered moral or right or proper or good Usage: depraved criminals; a perverted sense of loyalty; the reprobate conduct of a gambling aristocrat

Similar words: dirty, sordid Definition: unethical or dishonest Usage: dirty police officers; a sordid political campaign

Similar words: Praetorian, Pretorian Definition: characteristic of or similar to the corruptible soldiers in the Praetorian Guard with respect to corruption or political venality Usage: a large Praetorian bureaucracy filled with ambitious...and often sycophantic people makes work and makes trouble- Arthur M.Schlesinger Jr.

Similar words: putrid Definition: morally corrupt or evil Usage: the putrid atmosphere of the court

Similar words: sold-out Definition: having taken a bribe or bribes Usage: a sold-out politician

Synonyms: tainted, corrupt Definition: touched by rot or decay Usage: tainted bacon; `corrupt' is archaic

Similar words: stale Definition: lacking freshness, palatability, or showing deterioration from age Usage: stale bread; the beer was stale

Synonyms: corrupt, corrupted Definition: containing errors or alterations Usage: a corrupt text; spoke a corrupted version of the language

Similar words: imperfect Definition: not perfect; defective or inadequate Usage: had only an imperfect understanding of his responsibilities; imperfect mortals; drainage here is imperfect

Synonyms: corrupt, crooked Definition: not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive

Similar words: sneaky, underhand, underhanded Definition: marked by deception Usage: achieved success in business only by underhand methods