"perverts" in the noun sense
1. pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate
a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
"perverts" 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. twist, twist around, pervert, convolute, sophisticate
practice sophistry change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
"Don't twist my words"
3. pervert, misuse, abuse
change the inherent purpose or function of something
"Don't abuse the system"
"The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
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