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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Pervert \Per*vert"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Perverting.] [F. pervertir, L. pervertere, perversum; per + vertere to turn. See Per-, and Verse.] 1. To turn another way; to divert. [Obs.] [1913 Webster] Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To turn from truth, rectitude, or propriety; to divert from a right use, end, or way; to lead astray; to corrupt; also, to misapply; to misinterpret intentionally; as, to pervert one's words. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]