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subvert (v.)

late 14c., "to raze, destroy, overthrow, undermine, overturn," from Old French subvertir "overthrow, destroy" (13c.), or directly from Latin subvertere "to turn upside down, overturn, overthrow," from sub "under" (see sub-) + vertere "to turn, turn back, be turned; convert, transform, translate; be changed" (from PIE root *wer- (2) "to turn, bend"). Related: Subverted; subverting.

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Definitions of subvert from WordNet

subvert (v.)
cause the downfall of; of rulers;
subvert the ruling class
Synonyms: overthrow / overturn / bring down
subvert (v.)
corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality;
Do school counselors subvert young children?
Synonyms: corrupt / pervert / demoralize / demoralise / debauch / debase / profane / vitiate / deprave / misdirect
subvert (v.)
destroy property or hinder normal operations;
Synonyms: sabotage / undermine / countermine / counteract / weaken
subvert (v.)
destroy completely;
we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis
From wordnet.princeton.edu