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Meaning of “corrupt” in the English Dictionary

"corrupt" in British English

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corruptadjective

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/
  • corrupt adjective (BAD)

C1 dishonestly using ​yourposition or ​power to get an ​advantage, ​especially for ​money: Both ​companies are under ​investigation for corrupt ​practices. The ​wholesystem was corrupt - every ​official she ​approachedwantedmoney before ​helping her. morallybad: a corrupt ​society

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corruptverb [T]

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/
  • corrupt verb [T] (MAKE BAD)

C1 to make someone or something ​becomedishonest or immoral: The ​studyclaimed that ​violence on ​television corrupts the ​minds of ​children.
corruptible
adjective uk   us   /-ˈrʌp.tɪ.bl̩/
Perhaps some ​systems of ​government are more corruptible than ​others.
(Definition of corrupt from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"corrupt" in American English

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corruptadjective

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

corruptverb [T]

 us   /kəˈrʌpt/
to make someone ​dishonest and ​willing to use ​theirposition or ​power for ​personaladvantage, esp. to get ​money: Power corrupts, and ​absolutepower corrupts ​absolutely. Don’t ​letyourfriends corrupt you (= have a ​badmoralinfluence on you). If ​information in a ​computer is corrupted, it is ​damaged and can no ​longer be used.
(Definition of corrupt from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"corrupt" in Business English

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corruptadjective

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/
using your ​position or ​power dishonestly or ​illegally for your own ​advantage, especially to make ​money: a corrupt businessman/official/manager, etc. On the ​advice of a corrupt ​financialadviser, the ​accusedunderstated their ​income by tens of thousands of ​dollars. corrupt ​activities/​practices
IT used to describe ​information on a ​computer that has been ​damaged or ​changed in some way and cannot be used: corrupt ​data/​files

corruptverb [T]

uk   us   /kəˈrʌpt/
to ​influence someone into doing ​bad or dishonest things: It is said that ​power can corrupt ​people.
IT to ​change or ​damage the ​information on a ​computerfile so that it cannot be used: Most of the ​data on the hard ​drive was corrupted.
(Definition of corrupt from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “corrupt”
in Korean 부패한…
in Arabic فاسِد…
in Malaysian terpengaruh…
in French corrompre…
in Russian коррумпированный, испорченный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 腐敗的, 貪贓舞弊的, 以權謀私的…
in Italian corrotto…
in Turkish ahlaksız, namussuz, cibiliyetsiz…
in Polish skorumpowany, uszkodzony…
in Spanish corromper…
in Vietnamese tham nhũng…
in Portuguese corrupto…
in Thai นำไปทางชั่ว…
in German verderben…
in Catalan corrupte…
in Japanese 腐敗した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 腐败的, 贪赃舞弊的, 以权谋私的…
in Indonesian menjadi jahat atau rusak…
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