Definition of pervert:
- One who has been perverted; one who has turned to error, especially in religion; - opposed to convert. See the Synonym of Convert.
- To become perverted; to take the wrong course.
- 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.
- To turnanother way; to divert.
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- bad person (part of speech: noun)
- pervert (part of speech: verb)
ruin (part of speech: noun)
- study at debase
- deform (part of speech: verb)
If a book be a good book, the worst of us can not do it much harm; nor do I believe there are more than a few in the profession who would condescend to give a false opinion upon the work of a rival; though doubtless personal feeling may pervert the judgment.- "Home Again", George MacDonald.
But, allowing that discontent and faction may pervert the judgment of such venerable bodies in France, we have as good a right to suppose that the same causes may full as probably have produced from a private, however respectable person, that frightful, and, I trust I have shown, groundless representation of our own affairs in England.- "The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. I. (of 12)", Edmund Burke.
- "The Grammar of English Grammars", Goold Brown.