corrupt

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[cor·rupt]

If someone or something is corrupt, they’re broken morally or in some other way. Corrupt people perform immoral or illegal acts for personal gain, without apology. Corrupt politicians take bribes and deny it.

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Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

Verb
alter from the original

Verb
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon; "sully someone''s reputation"

Verb
make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence; "This judge can be bought"

Verb
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

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

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Adjective S.
touched by rot or decay; "tainted bacon"; "`corrupt'' is archaic"

Adjective S.
containing errors or alterations; "a corrupt text"; "spoke a corrupted version of the language"

Adjective
not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive


a.
Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

a.
Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.

a.
Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

v. t.
To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

v. t.
To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.

v. t.
To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.

v. t.
To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.

v. t.
To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.

v. i.
To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.

v. i.
To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.


Corrupt

Cor*rupt` (k?r-r?pt"), a. [L. corruptus, p. p. of corrumpere to corrupt; cor- + rumpere to break. See Rupture.] 1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
Who with such corrupt and pestilent bread would feed them.
2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
At what ease Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt To swear against you.
3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.

Corrupt

Cor*rupt", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Corrupted; p. pr. & vb. n. Corrupting.] 1. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy. 2. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
Evil communications corrupt good manners.
3. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
Heaven is above all yet; there sits a Judge That no king can corrupt.
4. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
He that makes an ill use of it [language], though he does not corrupt the fountains of knowledge, . . . yet he stops the pines.
5. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt.

Corrupt

Cor*rupt" (k?r-r?pt"), v. i. 1. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot. Bacon. 2. To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.

Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.

To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.

To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.

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Usage Examples

Chicago is known for good steaks, expensive stores and beautiful architecture. Unfortunately, the Windy City also enjoys a reputation for corrupt politics, violent crime, and some of the strictest gun control laws anywhere in the country.

Indians mock their corrupt politicians relentlessly, but they regard their honest politicians with silent suspicion. The first thing they do when they hear of a supposedly 'clean' politician is to grin. It is a cliche that honest politicians in India tend to have dishonest sons, who collect money from people seeking an audience with Dad.

In the year since we brought things into the open with a clean breath of fresh air at City Hall, we have learned about corrupt spending practices and unethical conflicts of interest that waste your money... and keep Dallas from being the great city of our dreams.

No matter how corrupt and unjust a convict may be, he loves fairness more than anything else. If the people placed over him are unfair, from year to year he lapses into an embittered state characterized by an extreme lack of faith.

Advance, and never halt, for advancing is perfection. Advance and do not fear the thorns in the path, for they draw only corrupt blood.

I call on the Iranian people: it is not too late to replace the corrupt regime and return to your glorious Persian heritage, a heritage of culture and values and not of bombs and missiles... How can a nation allow a regime to instill fear, take away the people's freedom and shock the young generation that seeks its way out of the dictatorial Iran.

Democracy is a form of government that substitutes election by the incompetent many for appointment by the corrupt few.

People should be free, people should be unencumbered by regulation as much as possible, that big government always goes corrupt and the truth shall always set you free.

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Other Usage Examples

I think the American government is now the most corrupt government in the world.

My government will be open. Anyone found guilty of corruption will be dealt with in accordance with the law. If you are corrupt you will have to hang your boots.

If people want to get into leadership through corrupt practices, through corrupt means, I think that's detestable we have to take action.

Power does not corrupt men fools, however, if they get into a position of power, corrupt power.

I think when money starts to corrupt journalism, it undermines the journalism, and it undermines the credibility of the product, and you end up not succeeding.

Covetousness is both the beginning and the end of the devil's alphabet - the first vice in corrupt nature that moves, and the last which dies.

Power doesn't corrupt people, people corrupt power.

Political ideology can corrupt the mind, and science.

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