• (noun)
    • (British) IPA: /ˈpəːvəːt/
    • (America) IPA: /ˈpəɹvəɹt/
  • (verb)
    • (British) IPA: /pəˈvəːt/
    • (America) IPA: /pɚˈvɝt/

pervert (plural perverts)

  1. (dated) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.
  2. A person whose sexual habits are not considered acceptable.
    Synonyms: perv
    Antonyms: normophile, convert
    • 1951, J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye, Chapter 24:
      I know more damn perverts, at schools and all, than anybody you ever met, and they're always being perverty when I'm around.
    Those perverts were trying to spy on us while we changed clothes!
Translations Translations Verb

pervert (perverts, present participle perverting; past and past participle perverted)

  1. (transitive) To turn another way; to divert.
    Synonyms: divert, steer, veer
  2. (transitive) To corrupt; to cause to be untrue; corrupted or otherwise impure
    Synonyms: corrupt, lead astray
    How could stopping someone from killing himself or herself "pervert the course of justice"?
  3. To misapply, misuse, use for a nefarious purpose
    Synonyms: misapply, misuse
    He has perverted his talents to dishonest gain.
  4. to misinterpret designedly.
    Synonyms: twist
    pervert one's words
  5. (intransitive) To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
  • Russian: извраща́ть
  • Russian: извраща́ть
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