"corrupts" in the verb sense
1. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
"debauch the young people with wine and women"
"Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"
"Do school counselors subvert young children?"
"corrupt the morals"
2. bribe, corrupt, buy, grease one's palms
make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence
"This judge can be bought"
3. defile, sully, corrupt, taint, cloud
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon
"sully someone's reputation"
4. corrupt, spoil
alter from the original
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