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Synonyms for overthrow
ˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. overthrow(noun)

    the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

    Synonyms:
    upset, derangement

  2. upset, derangement, overthrow(verb)

    the act of disturbing the mind or body

    "his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"; "she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, mental unsoundness, perturbation, overturn, derangement, turnover, swage, unbalance, upset

  3. overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)

    cause the downfall of; of rulers

    "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"

    Synonyms:
    weaken, land, bowl over, bring down, vacate, cut, annul, trim down, overturn, lower, demoralise, misdirect, overrule, get down, debase, pervert, demoralize, lift, trim back, trim, counteract, profane, rescind, cut down, tump over, put down, reduce, sabotage, let down, override, subvert, vitiate, repeal, take down, deprave, revolutionize, cut back, tip over, impose, inflict, undermine, upset, turn over, reverse, countermand, revoke, revolutionise, knock over, countermine, visit, debauch, corrupt

  4. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)

    rule against

    "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

    Synonyms:
    turn, bring down, tip over, change by reversal, bowl over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, annul, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, invert, revoke, revolutionise, overrule, knock over, revolutionize, override, overturn, tump over, repeal, turn back

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overthrow

    Abolish, to do away with, bring absolutely to an end, especially as something hostile, hindering, or harmful, was formerly used of persons and material objects, a usage now obsolete except in poetry or highly figurative speech. Abolish is now used of institutions, customs, and conditions, especially those wide-spread and long existing; as, to abolish slavery, ignorance, intemperance, poverty. A building that is burned to the ground is said to be destroyed by fire. Annihilate, as a philosophical term, signifies to put absolutely out of existence. As far as our knowledge goes, matter is never annihilated, but only changes its form. Some believe that the wicked will be annihilated. Abolish is not said of laws. There we use repeal, abrogate, nullify, etc.: repeal by the enacting body, nullify by revolutionary proceedings; a later statute abrogates, without formally repealing, any earlier law with which it conflicts. An appellate court may reverse or set aside the decision of an inferior court. Overthrow may be used in either a good or a bad sense; suppress is commonly in a good, subvert always in a bad sense; as, to subvert our liberties; to suppress a rebellion. The law prohibits what may never have existed; it abolishes an existing evil. We abate a nuisance, terminate a controversy. Compare CANCEL; DEMOLISH; EXTERMINATE.

    Synonyms:
    abate, abolish, abrogate, annihilate, annul, destroy, end, end, eradicate, exterminate, extirpate, nullify, obliterate, prohibit, remove, repeal, reverse, revoke, set aside, stamp out, subvert, supplant, suppress, terminate

    Antonyms:
    authorize, cherish, confirm, continue, enact, establish, institute, introduce, legalize, promote, reinstate, renew, repair, restore, revive, set up, support, sustain

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overthrow

    Synonyms:
    destroy, subvert, upset, overturn, ruin, demolish, defeat, rout, overcome, discomfit, invert, overset, reverse

    Antonyms:
    restore, reinstate, construct, regenerate, redintegrate, revive, reedify

Editors Contribution

  1. unseat

    to unseat a king from its thrown

    to unseat a king from its thrown

    Submitted by rinat on August 11, 2019  

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overthrow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overturn, upset, overset, subvert, prostrate, level, fell, throw down, beat down

  2. overthrow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    demolish, destroy, ruin

  3. overthrow(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    vanquish, conquer, defeat, worst, overcome, master, overpower, overbear, overwhelm, subjugate, crush, discomfit, beat, rout, foil

  4. overthrow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    subversion, prostration

  5. overthrow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    destruction, demolition, ruin, shipwreck

  6. overthrow(n.)

    Synonyms:
    defeat, discomfiture, rout

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overthrow(n)

    Synonyms:
    overthrowing, demolition, subversion, undoing, reversal, prostration, defeat, bouleversement

  2. overthrow(v)

    Synonyms:
    upset, overturn, demolish, prostrate, subvert, defeat, vanquish, rout, overpower, overcome, subjugate, raze, worst

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How to use overthrow in a sentence?

  1. Russian President Vladimir Putin:

    We never thought about severing Crimea from Ukraine until the moment that these events began, the government overthrow.

  2. George Orwell:

    It is a commonplace that the history of civilisation is largely the history of weapons. In particular, the connection between the discovery of gunpowder and the overthrow of feudalism by the bourgeoisie has been pointed out over and over again. And though I have no doubt exceptions can be brought forward, I think the following rule would be found to be generally true that ages in which the dominant weapon is expensive or difficult to make will be ages of despotism, whereas when the dominant weapon is cheap and simple, the common people have a chance. Thus, for example, tanks, battleships and bombing planes are inherently tyrannical weapons, while rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon --so long as there is no answer to it-- gives claws to the weak.

  3. Jane Pearce:

    Are they going to siege the town, like they're doing in Falluja, which means that when we do get access to (civilians) we don't know what state they're going to be in, or is it going to be an overthrow and then they all come out?

  4. Bishop Garrison:

    A part of this is the Confederacy and the fact that these individuals not only fought violently to overthrow the United States government, but quite frankly, fought in favor of continuing the institution of slavery, which has had a direct impact on the lives and minds of Hispanic Americans, so it is almost like a microaggression.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

    Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.


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