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subvert

verb

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to lower in character, dignity, or quality
  • by insisting that she pay me for helping her, she subverted my noble desire to do a good deed without reward

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The first known use of subvert was in the 14th century

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“Subvert.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/subvert. Accessed 25 Nov. 2020.

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