the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)
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"
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)
cause the downfall of; of rulers
"The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
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
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse(verb)
"The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
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
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.
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
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to unseat a king from its thrown
to unseat a king from its thrownSubmitted by rinat on August 11, 2019
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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.
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.
George W. Bush called 9/11 an act of war and as a result conducted an actual war or two, so given France's quite aggressive campaign in Mali against al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb and given the fact that France was one of the leaders of the coalition to overthrow (the late Moammar) Gadhafi in Libya, it seems quite likely that France will respond aggressively.
The real object of those who resorted to Secession, as well as those who sustained it, was not to overthrow the Government of the United States but to perpetuate the principles upon which it was founded. The object in quitting the Union was not to destroy, but to save the principles of the Constitution.
Whoever would overthrow the liberty of a nation must begin by subduing the freeness of speech.
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- Umsturz, stürzen, umstürzenGerman
- ανατροπή, ανατρέπωGreek
- deposición, derrocar, derribar, derrocamientoSpanish
- سرنگون کردن, برانداختنPersian
- renverser, déposerFrench
- կործանել, տապալում, տապալելArmenian
- deporre, rovesciareItalian
- 転覆, 滅ぼすJapanese
- свергать, свержение, свергнутьRussian
- svrgnuće, svrgnuti, prevrat, srušitiSerbo-Croatian
- معزول کرناUrdu
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