(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
v. t. apostasize, distort, twist, garble, debase, misrepresent, corrupt, mislead, misinterpret, misstate; equivocate. See distortion, falsehood.
(Roget's IV) v.
Syn. ruin, vitiate, debase, divert; see corrupt 1 .
See Synonym Study at debase .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus)
sexual deviant, *sex freak, sex fiend, sadist, masochist, fetishist, pedophile, voyeur, *flasher, exhibitionist, *weirdo.
corrupt, debase, subvert, warp, degrade, debauch, lead astray; distort, twist, butcher, slant, misconstrue, misuse, misapply.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) I verb 1. To ruin utterly in character or quality: ani-malize, bastardize, bestialize, brutalize, canker, corrupt, debase, debauch, demoralize, deprave, stain, vitiate, warp. See CLEAN, HELP. 2. To use wrongly and improperly: abuse, misapply, misappropriate, mishandle, misuse. See TREAT WELL. 3. To give an inaccurate view of by representing falsely or misleadingly: belie, color, distort, falsify, load, misrepresent, misstate, twist, warp, wrench, wrest. Idiom: give a false coloring to. See TRUE. II noun One whose sexual behavior differs from the accepted norm: deviant, deviate. See USUAL, SEX.

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