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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. Bernie Sanders:

    I oppose, at this point, a unilateral American no-fly zone in Syria which could get us more deeply involved in that horrible civil war and lead to a never-ending U.S. entanglement in that region, we do not want to make a very complex situation in Syria even worse. I support President Obama's effort to combat the Islamic State in Syria while at the same time supporting those in Syria trying to overthrow the brutal dictatorship of Bashar Assad.

  2. Dilma Rousseff:

    They intend to overthrow a president elected by more than 54 million voters.

  3. Abbie Hoffman, In response to the success of his book; Steal this Book:

    Its embarrassing, you try to overthrow the government and you wind up on a Best Sellers List.

  4. Marco Rubio:

    I have a record of good judgment on those issues, in 2011, when Moammar Gadhafi was facing his overthrow in Libya, I argued that if that became a protracted conflict it would leave a vacuum that would be filled by jihadists and that's exactly what happened.

  5. Lenier Gonzalez:

    It will be very hard for sectors that bet on the overthrow of the government to reposition themselves in the current situation, there are other independent civil society groups that don't want to overthrow the government.


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