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

 sub·vert /səbˈvɝt/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Sub·vert v. t. [imp. & p. p. Subverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Subverting.]
 1. To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
 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.
 Syn: -- To overturn; overthrow; destroy; invert; reverse; extinguish.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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: WordNet (r) 2.0

      v 1: cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown";
           "subvert the ruling class" [syn: overthrow, overturn,
            bring down]
      2: 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,
          pervert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase,
          profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect]
      3: destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The
         Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
         [syn: sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract,
      4: destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be
         subverted by the current crisis"