Pervert Definition

pər-vûrt
perverted, perverting, perverts
verb
perverted, perverting, perverts
To cause to turn from what is considered right, good, or true; misdirect; lead astray; corrupt.
Webster's New World
To corrupt (someone) morally.
American Heritage
To turn to an improper use; misuse.
Webster's New World
To change or misapply the meaning of; misinterpret; distort; twist.
Webster's New World
To bring into a worse condition; debase.
Webster's New World
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noun
perverts
A perverted person; esp., a person who practices sexual perversion.
Webster's New World
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Other Word Forms of Pervert

Noun

Singular:
pervert
Plural:
perverts

Origin of Pervert

  • Middle English perverten from Old French pervertir from Latin pervertere per- per- vertere to turn wer-2 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Old French pervertir, itself from the Latin pervertō.

    From Wiktionary

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