To make use of diversions in order to deceive, as a stage magician does
To debase, especially morally; corrupt.
To corrupt morally; debase:
To put to an improper, unworthy, or degrading use; abuse.
To debase is defined as to cheapen, or make lower in value or quality.
To corrupt morally.
(Now Rare) To corrupt the morals of; deprave
To undermine or corrupt, as in morals
(--- Computers) To damage (data) in a file or on a disk.
To bring to a more developed, complex, or refined form, technique, level, etc.
To wrench or sprain:
To use improperly or excessively; misuse:
To mistreat or abuse.
To turn from the true, natural, or right course
Undermine is defined as to dig beneath, weaken or injure.
To cause (a building, for example) to be in a destroyed, collapsed, or decayed state.
(Chemistry & Physics) To inhibit a substance or reaction.
To represent falsely; give an untrue or misleading idea of
To interpret or explain wrongly.
To misconstrue is to interpret something in the wrong way or to understand someone's actions or intentions differently than intended.
To scramble (a signal or message), as by erroneous encoding or faulty transmission.
Divert is defined as to turn aside or distract from one direction to another.
To distort is defined as to change something or shape something in a way that changes it from the truth or from what it should be.
To violate the sacredness of; profane.
To fall below a normal or desirable state, especially functionally or morally; deteriorate:
To twist, pull, or jerk suddenly and violently
To misrepresent, especially by distortion or exaggeration:
(Perhaps nonstandard) To be shown false by contradicting (something) that is true; to conceal the contradictory or ironic presence of (something).
To handle badly or roughly; abuse, maltreat, or mismanage
To appropriate dishonestly for one's own use; embezzle.
Stain is defined as to dirty, dishonor or to apply some sort of coloring.
To infect or debase with corruption
To treat in a brutal way
Straighten is to make something orderly or unwavy.
To refrain from; avoid or resist. Used with can or cannot:
To get rid of (impurities or dirt, for example); remove:
Find another word for perverting. In this page you can discover 43 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for perverting, like: misdirecting, depraving, vitiating, profaning, debasing, debauching, demoralizing, subverting, corrupting, sophisticating and twisting.