subvert

[suhb-vurt]
verb (used with object)
1.
to overthrow (something established or existing).
2.
to cause the downfall, ruin, or destruction of.
3.
to undermine the principles of; corrupt.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English subverten < Latin subvertere to overthrow, equivalent to sub- sub- + vertere to turn

subverter, noun
unsubverted, adjective


1. upset, disrupt, undermine, overturn, sabotage.
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subvert (səbˈvɜːt)
 
vb
1.  to bring about the complete downfall or ruin of (something existing or established by a system of law, etc)
2.  to undermine the moral principles of (a person, etc); corrupt
 
[C14: from Latin subvertere to overturn, from sub- from below + vertere to turn]
 
sub'verter
 
n

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subvert
late 14c., from M.Fr. subvertir, from L. subvertere, from sub "under" + vertere "to turn" (see versus).
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Subverting scientific knowledge for short-term gain.
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