Definition of Pervert

1. Noun. A person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior.

2. Verb. Corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality. "Corrupt the morals"

3. Verb. Practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive. "Don't twist my words"
Exact synonyms: Convolute, Sophisticate, Twist, Twist Around
Generic synonyms: Denote, Refer
Derivative terms: Sophistication, Sophistication, Twist, Twisting

4. Verb. Change the inherent purpose or function of something. "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
Exact synonyms: Abuse, Misuse
Specialized synonyms: Fracture, Take In Vain
Generic synonyms: Expend, Use
Derivative terms: Abuse, Misuse, Perversion

Definition of Pervert

1. v. t. To turnanother way; to divert.

2. v. i. To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

3. n. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.

Definition of Pervert

1. Noun. (dated) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals. ¹

2. Noun. A sexually perverted person. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To turn another way; to divert. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt ¹

5. Verb. To misapply; to misinterpret designedly. ¹

6. Verb. (intransitive) To become perverted; to take the wrong course. ¹

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Definition of Pervert

1. to turn away from the right course of action [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Pervert

1. One who practices perversions. See: deviant. (05 Mar 2000)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Pervert

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Literary usage of Pervert

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Dublin University Magazine: A Literary and Political Journal (1852)
"C├ęcile ; or, the pervert. ing white shadow; from his broad, milky forehead a musical rippling playfully accompanying the shoals, and behind, the blue waters ..."

2. The English Review (1852)
"Cecile; or, the pervert. A Tale. By Sir CHARLES ROCKINGHAM. One Vol. London. 1851. WE notice this flimsy production of the Vicomte de ..."

3. A Treatise on the Law of Crimes by William Lawrence Clark, William Lawrence Marshall, Herschel Bouton Lazell (1905)
"Conspiracy to pervert or Obstruct Justice. To willfully obstruct or pervert the course of public justice is a misdemeanor at common law, and therefore a ..."

4. The Law of Criminal Conspiracies and Agreements by Robert Samuel Wright, Hampton Lawrence Carson (1887)
"Examination of Cases on Combination to pervert or defeat Justice. The next group consists of cases on combinations to pervert or defeat the administration ..."

5. A Defence of the Sincere and True Translations of the Holy Scriptures Into by William Fulke (1842)
"And these rabbins are they which also pervert the ... going down into hell; even in like manner as they pervert other Hebrew words of the holy Issi. vii. ..."

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