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  3  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Subvert  \Sub*vert"\,  v.  i. 
  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. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  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; 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  v  :  destroy  property  or  hinder  normal  operations;  "The 
  Resistance  sabotaged  railroad  operations  during  the  war" 
  [syn:  {sabotage},  {undermine},  {countermine},  {counteract}, 

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