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    "Pervert their calling"

    I wondering if I have used "pervert their calling" correctly in my sentences.

    1. Journalists pervert their calling if they hide the truth and write propaganda instead of being objective.
    2. The psychiatrist was accused by his colleagues of perverting his calling by allowing the police to torture the prisoners in his presence.

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    Re: "Pervert their calling"

    I'd use "disgrace/ discredit their profession".

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    Re: "Pervert their calling"

    Bassim, your uses of "pervert" worked well. It is a great word for that context.

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    Re: "Pervert their calling"

    I agree with MNY that your phrasing is good. Note that the noun and verb are distinguished in spoken English by emphasis: the noun (meaning "sexual deviant") is PERvert, the verb is perVERT.
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