To turnanother way; to divert.
- To cause to turn away from what is right, proper, or good; corrupt.
- To bring to a bad or worse condition; debase.
- To put to a wrong or improper use; misuse. See Synonyms at corrupt.
- To interpret incorrectly; misconstrue or distort: an analysis that perverts the meaning of the poem.
- One who practices sexual perversion.