corruption · noun U /kəˈrʌp.ʃən/Full view
corruption (BAD BEHAVIOR)
C1 dishonest or immoral behavior, usually by people in positions of power
Dictionary example:

He was arrested for corruption and bribery.

Learner example:

I think that both have lost respect because of corruption. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Spanish)

corruption (MAKE DISHONEST)
C1 when you cause someone or something to become dishonest or immoral
Dictionary example:

the corruption of innocent young children

Learner example:

The contrast between those two groups was getting bigger and bigger and it ended up [in] a destructive war, destructive doesn't refer only to deaths and city damage but also to the corruption of morals. (Certificate in Advanced English; C1; Greek)

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