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What is another word for corrupt?

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Adjective
Having or showing a willingness to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain
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“We must vote these corrupt politicians out of office!”
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Evil or morally depraved
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“Citizens would suffer under the corrupt and evil regime.”
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In an adulterated state
“The data is now corrupt from having been passed through several filters.”
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Rotten or suffering from decay
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“The hair on the back of her neck bristled as the sluggish breeze brought her the corrupt smell of the surrounding swamp.”
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Capable of causing damage by poisoning
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Showing no shame or embarrassment
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Deviating from what is normal or usual, typically in a way that is undesirable or worrying
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Lacking social grace, elegance or charm
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Severe or harsh, typically of something dealing with money or finance
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Having lost all desirable qualities
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To cause to become morally depraved
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“Eric's parents feared that the scoundrels he hung out with would corrupt their young son.”
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To lower in quality or value
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“Corporate pressure and influence would ultimately corrupt the results of our independent research.”
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To cause to act dishonestly in return for money or personal gain
“The pessimist in me believes that one can corrupt just about anyone for the right price.”
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To debase or render impure by alterations, manipulations or undesirable additions
“One should not use brass or iron, for they will corrupt the mixture.”
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To decompose or break down, especially biologically
“The carcass would gradually corrupt, causing a putrid smell to emanate throughout.”
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To alter something from its true state or meaning, typically to deceive
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To use (something) in the wrong way or for the wrong purpose
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To describe or express in too exaggerated terms
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To wear away or destroy gradually
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To misguide or misdirect
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To fill or permeate, especially with something undesirable
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To (violently) pillage or plunder a place or area
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