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PERVERT', v.t. [L. perverto; per and verto, to turn.]

1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to pervert reason by misdirecting it; to pervert the laws by misinterpreting and misapplying them; to pervert justice; to pervert the meaning of an author; to pervert nature; to pervert truth.

2. To turn from the right; to corrupt.

He in the serpent had perverted Eve.



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PERVERT', v.t. [L. perverto; per and verto, to turn.]

1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to pervert reason by misdirecting it; to pervert the laws by misinterpreting and misapplying them; to pervert justice; to pervert the meaning of an author; to pervert nature; to pervert truth.

2. To turn from the right; to corrupt.

He in the serpent had perverted Eve.

PER-VERT', v.t. [L. perverto; per and verto, to turn.]

  1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to pervert reason by misdirecting it; to pervert the laws by misinterpreting am misapplying them; to pervert justice; to pervert the meaning of an author; to pervert nature; to pervert truth. – Milton. Dryden.
  2. To turn from the right; to corrupt. He in the serpent had perverted Eve. – Milton.

Per*vert"
  1. To turnanother way; to divert.

    [Obs.]

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

  2. To become perverted; to take the wrong course.

    [R.] Testament of Love.
  3. 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.

  4. 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.

    Dryden.

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

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Pervert

PERVERT', verb transitive [Latin perverto; per and verto, to turn.]

1. To turn from truth, propriety, or from its proper purpose; to distort from its true use or end; as, to pervert reason by misdirecting it; to pervert the laws by misinterpreting and misapplying them; to pervert justice; to pervert the meaning of an author; to pervert nature; to pervert truth.

2. To turn from the right; to corrupt.

He in the serpent had perverted Eve.

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IMPORT'ANCE, n.

1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

Thy own importance know.

Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

3. Weight or consequence in self-estimation.

He believes himself a man of importance.

4. Thing implied; matter; subject; importunity. [In these senses, obsolete.]

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