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 turnanother 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 designedly; as, to pervert one's words. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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