Per*vert" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Perverted; p. pr. & vb. n. Perverting.] [F. pervertir, L. pervertere, perversum; per + vertere to turn. See Per-, and Verse.]


To turnanother way; to divert.


Let's follow him, and pervert the present wrath. Shak.


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 designedly; as, to pervert one's words.


He, in the serpent, had perverted Eve. Milton.


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Per*vert", v. i.

To become perverted; to take the wrong course.


Testament of Love.


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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.


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