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per·vert • v. / pərˈvərt/ [tr.] alter (something) from its original course, meaning, or state to a distortion or corruption of what was first intended: he was charged with conspiring to pervert the course of justice. ∎  lead (someone) away from what is considered right, natural, or acceptable: Hector is a man who is simply perverted by his time.• n. / ˈpərvərt/ a person whose sexual behavior is regarded as abnormal and unacceptable.DERIVATIVES: per·vert·er n.