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corrupt (adj.)

14世纪初,"堕落,品格低劣",来自古法语 corropt "不健康,堕落;不礼貌"(语言),直接来自拉丁语 corruptuscorrumpere 的过去分词"破坏"。破坏,"形象地说是"腐蚀、引诱、贿赂",来自 com- 的同化形式,这里可能是一个强化的前缀(见 com- ),+ rup-rumpere 的过去分词干"打破",来自 PIE *runp- 的鼻化形式"打破"(也是梵文 rupya- "胃痛"的来源;古英语 reofan "打破,撕裂")。

意思是"腐烂、腐臭、变质",是14世纪末的意思 "变坏、因掺杂或改变而变质"(语言等),是14世纪末的意思 "犯了不诚实的罪,涉及贿赂",是14世纪末的意思 相关: Corruptly ; corruptness

corrupt (v.)

14世纪中叶,"堕落道德,从善到恶;"14世纪晚期,"污染,损害纯洁性;引诱或侵犯(一个女人);通过改变或创新使(一种语言)贬低或变得不纯洁;受贿赂或其他错误动机的影响,"来自拉丁文 corruptuscorrumpere 的过去分词"破坏;糟蹋",形象地说是"腐蚀,引诱,贿赂"(见 corrupt ( adj.))。

不动词意义为"putrefy,从声音变成腐烂的状态",来自14世纪末相关: Corrupted ; corrupting 。在中古英语中也有 corrumpen (14世纪中期,与 corrumpcioun ),来自古法语 corompre ,来自拉丁语 corumpere

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Definitions of corrupt from WordNet
1
corrupt (v.)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;
Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
corrupt the morals
Synonyms: pervert / subvert / demoralize / demoralise / debauch / debase / profane / vitiate / deprave / misdirect
corrupt (v.)
make illegal payments to in exchange for favors or influence;
Synonyms: bribe / buy / grease one's palms
corrupt (v.)
place under suspicion or cast doubt upon;
Synonyms: defile / sully / taint / cloud
corrupt (v.)
alter from the original;
Synonyms: spoil
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corrupt (adj.)
lacking in integrity;
a corrupt and incompetent city government
humanity they knew to be corrupt...from the day of Adam's creation
corrupt (adj.)
not straight; dishonest or immoral or evasive;
Synonyms: crooked
corrupt (adj.)
containing errors or alterations;
a corrupt text
spoke a corrupted version of the language
Synonyms: corrupted
corrupt (adj.)
touched by rot or decay;
`corrupt' is archaic
Synonyms: tainted
From wordnet.princeton.edu