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- Willing to act dishonestly for personal gain; accepting bribes.
- In a depraved state; debased; perverted; morally degenerate; weak in morals.
- The government here is corrupt, so we'll emigrate to escape them.
- 1613 (date written), William Shakespeare, [John Fletcher], “The Famous History of the Life of King Henry the Eight”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act V, scene i]:
- At what ease
Might corrupt minds procure knaves as corrupt
To swear against you.
- Abounding in errors; not genuine or correct; in an invalid state.
- The text of the manuscript is corrupt.
- It turned out that the program was corrupt - that's why it wouldn't open.
- In a putrid state; spoiled; tainted; vitiated; unsound.
- corrupt practice
- corrupt state
- corrupt country
- corrupt nation
- corrupt regime
- corrupt city
- corrupt government
- corrupt person
- corrupt man
- corrupt politician
- corrupt mayor
- corrupt judge
- corrupt member
- corrupt minister
- corrupt file
- corrupt database
- corrupt document
- corrupt woman
in a depraved state
with lots of errors in it
- (transitive) To make corrupt; to change from good to bad; to draw away from the right path; to deprave; to pervert.
- Don't you dare corrupt my son with those disgusting pictures!
- 1985 April 17, Frank Herbert, 34:18 from the start, in Frank Herbert speaking at UCLA 4/17/1985, UCLACommStudies, archived from the original on 10 February 2017:
- I think that there is a bad idea around in our world, and that idea is that 'power corrupts, and absolute power corrupts absolutely'. I think what really happens is that power attracts the corruptible.
- (archaic, intransitive) To become putrid, tainted, or otherwise impure; to putrefy; to rot.
- 1732, George Smith, Institutiones Chirurgicæ: or, Principles of Surgery, [...] To which is Annexed, a Chirurgical Dispensatory, [...], London: Printed [by William Bowyer] for Henry Lintot, at the Cross-Keys against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, →OCLC, page 254:
- […] Lanfrank takes Notice of Tract. 3. Doct. 3. cap. 18. ſaying, "I have ſeen many who being full of Humours, have made an Iſſue under the Knee, before due Purgation had been premis'd; whence, by reaſon of the too great Defluxion of Humours, the Legs tumified, ſo that the cauterized Place corrupted, and a Cancer (or rather cacoethic Ulcer) was thereby made, with which great Difficulty was cur'd."
- (transitive) To introduce errors; to place into an invalid state.
- Unplugging a flash drive without dismounting it first can corrupt the data stored on the drive.
- To debase or make impure by alterations or additions; to falsify.
- to corrupt language, or a holy text
- to corrupt a book
- To waste, spoil, or consume; to make worthless.
to change from good to bad
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- corrupt (lacking integrity, being prone to discriminating, open to bribes, etc.)
- Het bleek lastig om corrupte topambtenaren uit het bestuursapparaat te verwijderen.
- It turned out to be hard to remove corrupt high-ranking officials from the civil service.
- (textual criticism) corrupt (containing (many) errors)
- De tekst is op deze plaats zo corrupt dat iedere reconstructie op zand gegrondvest is.
- The text is so corrupt in this passage, that any reconstruction would be built on sand.
- deprave, morally corrupt
- De Grote Oorlog toonde hem dat de wereldorde corrupt was.
- The Great War showed him that the world order was corrupt.
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Middle French edit
- corrupt (impure; not in its original form)