Definitions for: Subvert

[v] cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
[v] destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"
[v] destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
[v] 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"

Webster (1913) Definition: Sub*vert", v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subverted; p. pr. &
vb. n. Subverting.] [L. subvertere, subversum; sub under +
vertere to turn: cf. F. subvertir. See Verse.]
1. To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin

These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength,
With which he yoketh your rebellious necks, Razeth
your cities, and subverts your towns. --Shak.

This would subvert the principles of all knowledge.

2. To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to
corrupt; to confound. --2 Tim. iii. 14.

Syn: To overturn; overthrow; destroy; invert; reverse;

Sub*vert", v. i.
To overthrow anything from the foundation; to be subversive.

They have a power given to them like that of the evil
principle, to subvert and destroy.

Synonyms: bring down, corrupt, counteract, countermine, debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, misdirect, overthrow, overturn, pervert, profane, sabotage, undermine, vitiate, weaken

See Also: alter, bastardise, bastardize, carnalise, carnalize, change, depose, derail, destroy, disobey, force out, infect, lead astray, lead off, poison, revolutionize, ruin, sensualise, sensualize, suborn, whore

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