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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. Kevin Ivers:

    If this effort fails today and they are captured I think it could be a very, very serious setback for any legitimate effort to overthrow the regime or restore democracy.

  2. John Donne, Death Be Not Proud:

    Death be not proud, though some have called theeMighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so,For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

  3. Carlo Breles:

    All of us fought the overthrow of the dictatorship of Somoza. Then we participated in the defense of the revolution against the Contras, now we initiating a third struggle, against the dictatorship of Ortega-Murillo.

  4. John Donne:

    Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadfull, for thou art not so, For, those, whom thou thinkst, thou dost overthrow, die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.

  5. Michael Duffey:

    The radical left Democrats are trying to rip our nation apart, first it was the Russia hoax, total hoax. It was a failed overthrow attempt and the biggest fraud in the history of our country and then you look, the Mueller deal, you remember that mess ? They had nothing.

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