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Definition of Corrupt


  1. Changed from a sound to a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
  2. Changed from a state of uprightness, correctness, truth, etc., to a worse state; vitiated; depraved; debased; perverted; as, corrupt language; corrupt judges.
  3. Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; as, the text of the manuscript is corrupt.
  4. To change from a sound to a putrid or putrescent state; to make putrid; to putrefy.
  5. To change from good to bad; to vitiate; to deprave; to pervert; to debase; to defile.
  6. To draw aside from the path of rectitude and duty; as, to corrupt a judge by a bribe.
  7. To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify; as, to corrupt language; to corrupt the sacred text.
  8. To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
  9. To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.
  10. To become vitiated; to lose putity or goodness.

Corrupt Quotations

Power tends to corrupt and absolute power corrupts absolutely.
Lord Acton

It is only when the people become ignorant and corrupt, when they degenerate into a populace, that they are incapable of exercising their sovereignty.
James Monroe

The surest way to corrupt a youth is to instruct him to hold in higher esteem those who think alike than those who think differently.
Friedrich Nietzsche

The teachers' unions that block school reform have done serious damage to the union brand. The public no longer views unions as their friend, much less their champion. They view them as corrupt, intransigent and more interested in protecting their political clout within the Democratic Party than protecting their members or even school children.
Juan Williams

If something can corrupt you, you're corrupted already.
Bob Marley
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Corrupt Translations

corrupt in German is bestechlich, verdorben
corrupt in Italian is corrotto
corrupt in Latin is vitiosus, inficio infeci infectum, constupro
corrupt in Norwegian is fordervet, korrupt
corrupt in Spanish is adulterar
corrupt in Swedish is skada
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