Deprave vs Pervert - What's the difference?

deprave | pervert |


As verbs the difference between deprave and pervert

is that deprave is while pervert is to turn another way; to divert.

As a noun pervert is

(dated) one who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.

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deprave

English

Verb

(deprav)
  • To speak ill of; to depreciate; to malign; to revile
  • To make bad or worse; to vitiate; to corrupt
  • Anagrams

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    pervert

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (dated) One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error; one who has turned to a twisted sense of values or morals.
  • A person whose sexual habits are not considered acceptable.
  • Those perverts were trying to spy on us while we changed clothes!

    Usage notes

    * In contemporary usage, pervert is usually understood to refer to a sexually perverted person. Traditionally the word was mainly associated with persons of false religious beliefs.

    Synonyms

    * (sexually perverted person) deviant, perv (slang)

    Antonyms

    * convert (religious)

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To turn another way; to divert.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.
  • To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt.
  • * Milton
  • He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve.
  • * {{quote-news
  • , year=2004 , date=April 15 , author= , title=Morning swoop in hunt for Jodi's killer , work=The Scotsman citation , page= , passage=A spokesman for Lothian and Borders Police said: "We can confirm that a 15-year-old boy has been arrested and charged in connection with the murder of Jodi Jones. A 45-year-old has also been arrested in connection with allegations of attempting to pervert the course of justice. A report on this has been sent to the procurator fiscal." }}
  • To misapply; to misinterpret designedly.
  • pervert one's words
  • To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
  • (Testament of Love)

    Synonyms

    * (turn another way) divert, steer, veer * corrupt, lead astray * misapply, misuse * (take the wrong course)