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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 utterly. [1913 Webster] These are his substance, sinews, arms, and strength, With which he yoketh your rebellious necks, Razeth your cities, and subverts your towns. --Shak. [1913 Webster] This would subvert the principles of all knowledge. --Locke. [1913 Webster] 2. To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound. --2 Tim. iii. 14. [1913 Webster] Syn: To overturn; overthrow; destroy; invert; reverse; extinguish. [1913 Webster]




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