- 1pervert something to change a system, process, etc. in a bad way so that it is not what it used to be or what it should be Some scientific discoveries have been perverted to create weapons of destruction.
- 2pervert somebody/something to affect someone in a way that makes them act or think in an immoral or unacceptable way synonym corrupt Some people believe that television can pervert the minds of children.
NAmE//pərˈvərt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they pervert
he / she / it perverts
past simple perverted
-ing form perverting