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