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