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Definition of "pervert" []

  • To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt. (verb-transitive)
  • To bring to a bad or worse condition; debase. (verb-transitive)
  • To put to a wrong or improper use; misuse. See Synonyms at corrupt. (verb-transitive)
  • To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: an analysis that perverts the meaning of the poem. (verb-transitive)
  • One who practices sexual perversion. (noun)
  • To use wrongly or badly (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To interpret wrongly or badly; distort (verb)
  • To lead into deviant or perverted beliefs or behaviour; corrupt (verb)
  • To debase (verb)
  • A person who practises sexual perversion (noun)

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Use "pervert" in a sentence
  • "Oxford, and then became what we call a pervert, and what I suppose they call a convert."
  • "He took his degree at Oxford, and then became what we call a pervert, and what I suppose they call a convert."
  • "At some point, probably in the 1980s, the "power-elite of the media" decided that it was no longer appropriate to use the word "pervert" to describe homosexuals."