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corrupt

adjective  us   /kəˈrʌpt/
dishonest and willing to use your position or power to your own advantage, esp. for money: It’s been called the most politically corrupt city in the nation. Corrupt also means bad: Your philosophy is corrupt.
corruption
noun [U]  us   /kəˈrʌp·ʃən/
political corruption

corrupt

verb [T]  us   /kəˈrʌpt/
to make someone dishonest and willing to use their position or power for personal advantage, esp. to get money: Power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Don’t let your friends corrupt you (= have a bad moral influence on you). If information in a computer is corrupted, it is damaged and can no longer be used.
Translations of “corrupt”
in Arabic فاسِد…
in Korean 부패한…
in Malaysian terpengaruh…
in French corrompre…
in Turkish ahlaksız, namussuz, cibiliyetsiz…
in Italian corrotto…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腐敗的, 貪贓舞弊的, 以權謀私的…
in Russian коррумпированный, испорченный…
in Polish skorumpowany, uszkodzony…
in Vietnamese tham nhũng…
in Spanish corromper…
in Portuguese corrupto…
in Thai นำไปทางชั่ว…
in German verderben…
in Catalan corrupte…
in Japanese 腐敗した…
in Indonesian menjadi jahat atau rusak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腐败的, 贪赃舞弊的, 以权谋私的…
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