"Pro" means "for" as in for something.
"Vert" means to turn.
"provert" in favor of truning.
Thus provert means a person who knowingly is in favor of or supports the turning of someone from a proper way of action for some personal gain. A stumbling block
The proverted officer asked the suspect if he has stopped stealing from his employer. Knowing that either answer will look make the suspect look guilty.
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