Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] SUBVERT NP2[patient[abstract]]
NOTE: It is possible for NP2 to be [concrete], but no examples could be found.
Did Neoconservatists subvert the Reagan Administration?
The monarch has utterly subverted the rule of law and system of
I will not allow my rights to be subverted!
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 1, 3, 4
Commentary: Syntax is: NP1[agent] SUBVERT NP2[patient[animate]]
NOTE: This sense can apply to [-animate] NP2s only if the NP is perceived to be animate or relates to moralistic behavior as example 2 does. Compare to Sense 1; Sense 2 both implies moral degradation and in general requires an animate NP2. Think of '(cause to) fall from grace' when applying Sense 2.
Do guidence counselors subvert students?
Do not separate text from historical background or you will have
perverted and subverted the Constitution.
My parents claim that my ex-boyfriend has subverted me.
WordNet 3.0 Sense Numbers: 2