The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Subvert \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;