- [noun] a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable especially in sexual behavior
Synonyms: deviant, deviate, degenerate
- [verb] corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
Synonyms: corrupt, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect
- [verb] practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about in order to mislead or deceive
Synonyms: twist, twist around, convolute, sophisticate
- [verb] change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
Synonyms: misuse, abuse
sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise
lead off, lead astray
- take in vain
pederast, paederast, child molester
satyr, lecher, lech, letch
sodomite, sodomist, sod, bugger