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pervertverb [T]

uk   /pəˈvɜːt/  us   /pɚˈvɝːt/ disapproving
to ​change something so that it is not what it was or should be, or to ​influence someone in a ​harmful way: Her ​ideas have been ​shamelessly perverted to ​serve the president's ​propagandacampaign. The ​historyteachertried to pervert (= ​persuade into ​unacceptablesexualactivity) the ​boys by ​showing them ​pornographicmagazines.pervert the course of justice to ​actillegally to ​avoidpunishment or to get the ​wrongpersonpunished: The two ​policeofficers were ​charged with perverting the ​course of ​justice by ​fabricatingevidence in the ​trial.

pervertnoun [C]

uk   /ˈpɜː.vɜːt/  us   /ˈpɝː.vɜːrt/ disapproving (UK informal perv)
(Definition of pervert from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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pervertverb [T]

 us   /pərˈvɜrt/
  • pervert verb [T] (CHANGE)

to ​change something from ​itscorrect use or ​originalpurpose: These journalists are perverting the ​news. The will of the ​people is being perverted by ​theirelectedrepresentatives.

pervertnoun [C]

 us   /ˈpɜr·vərt/
a ​person whose ​sexualbehavior is ​consideredunnatural and ​morallywrong
(Definition of pervert from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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