Subvert

Definition of Subvert

Sub`vert´
v. t.1.To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
[imp. & p. p. Subverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Subverting.]
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.
- Locke.
2.To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
v. i.1.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.

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