Corrupt meaning

kə-rŭpt'
The definition of corrupt is dishonest or deteriorated.

An example of corrupt used as an adjective is a corrupt business which means a business that cheats customers.

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Corrupt means to destroy someone's honesty or hurt someone's morals.

An example of to corrupt is for a person to expose his younger sibling to alcohol.

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Marked by immorality and perversion; depraved.
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Venal or dishonest.

A corrupt mayor.

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Containing errors or alterations, especially ones that prevent proper understanding or use.

A corrupt translation; a corrupt computer file.

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Tainted; putrid.
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To ruin morally; pervert.
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To destroy or subvert the honesty or integrity of, as by offering bribes.
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To cause to become rotten; spoil.
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To render impure; contaminate.
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To alter from original or proper form.
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To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
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To become corrupt.
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Changed from a sound condition to an unsound one; spoiled; contaminated; rotten.
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Deteriorated from the normal or standard.
  • Morally unsound or debased; perverted; evil; depraved.
  • Taking bribes; venal.
  • Containing alterations, errors, or admixtures of foreignisms.
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To make or become corrupt.
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In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.

The government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.

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Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.

The text of the manuscript is corrupt.

It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.

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To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.

Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!

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(intransitive) To become putrid or tainted; to putrefy; to rot.

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To debase or render impure by alterations or innovations; to falsify.

To corrupt language, or a holy text.

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To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
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Origin of corrupt

From Middle English corrupten, from Old French corropt, from Latin corruptus, past participle of corrumpō, corrumpere (“to destroy, ruin, injure, spoil, corrupt, bribe”), from com- (“together”) + rumpere (“to break in pieces”).