corrupt Meaning, definition in Cambridge English Dictionary
Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Meaning of "corrupt" - English Dictionary

See all translations

corruptadjective

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/

corrupt adjective (BAD)

C1 dishonestly using your position or power to get an advantage, especially for money: Both companies are under investigation for corrupt practices. The whole system was corrupt - every official she approached wanted money before helping her. morally bad: a corrupt society
More examples

corrupt adjective (ON COMPUTER)

When information on a computer becomes corrupt, it cannot be used because it has changed and become wrong: corrupt data a corrupt file

corruptverb [T]

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/

corrupt verb [T] (MAKE BAD)

C1 to make someone or something become dishonest or immoral: The study claimed that violence on television corrupts the minds of children.

corrupt verb [T] (ON COMPUTER)

to change information on a computer so that it is wrong and cannot be used: Most of the data on the hard drive was corrupted by the power cut.
corruptible
adjective uk   us   /-ˈrʌp.tɪ.bl̩/
Perhaps some systems of government are more corruptible than others.
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…
(Definition of corrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
What is the pronunciation of corrupt?
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “corrupt” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day
the real McCoy

the original or best example of something

Word of the Day

July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
July 4th, Bastille Day, and the language of revolution.
by Liz Walter,
July 01, 2015
With the USA’s Independence Day on the 4th and France’s Bastille Day on the 14th, July certainly has a revolutionary theme, so this blog looks at words and phrases we use to talk about the dramatic and nation-changing events that these days celebrate. In particular, it focuses on one of the most

Read More 

generation pause noun
generation pause noun
July 06, 2015
informal young adults who are not able to do things previously typical for their age group such as buy a home or start a family because of lack of money Meanwhile, a new study released last week revealed a quarter of Brits believe they’ll never own a property, leading them to be

Read More