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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 per·vert /pɝˈvɝt/

From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Medical Dictionary 英漢醫學字典

 per·vert /pɝˈvɝt/ 及物動詞

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·vert n. One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; -- opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.
    That notorious pervert, Henry of Navarre.   --Thackeray.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·vert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Perverting.]
 1. To turn another way; to divert. [Obs.]
    Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath.   --Shak.
 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 intentionally; as, to pervert one's words.
    He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve.   --Milton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Per·vert, v. i. To become perverted; to take the wrong course. [R.]

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      n : a person whose behavior deviates from what is acceptable
          especially in sexual behavior [syn: deviant, deviate,
      v 1: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch
           the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was
           accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors
           subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals" [syn: corrupt,
            subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase,
            profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect]
      2: practice sophistry; change the meaning of or be vague about
         in order to mislead or deceive [syn: twist, twist
         around, convolute, sophisticate]
      3: change the inherent purpose or function of something; "Don't
         abuse the system"; "The director of the factory misused
         the funds intended for the health care of his workers"
         [syn: misuse, abuse]