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.