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Synonyms for overthrow
ˌoʊ vərˈθroʊ; ˈoʊ vərˌθroʊover·throw

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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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. overthrownoun

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

    Synonyms:
    upset, derangement

  2. upset, derangement, overthrowverb

    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 downverb

    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, reverseverb

    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

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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. overthrowverb

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

  2. overthrowverb

    Synonyms:
    demolish, destroy, ruin

  3. overthrowverb

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

  4. overthrownoun

    Synonyms:
    subversion, prostration

  5. overthrownoun

    Synonyms:
    destruction, demolition, ruin, shipwreck

  6. overthrownoun

    Synonyms:
    defeat, discomfiture, rout

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. overthrownoun

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

  2. overthrowverb

    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. Ayman Odeh:

    There is someone who set this plan: Benjamin Netanyahu, we need to overthrow him, our biggest agitator, the person behind the Deal of the Century.

  2. Thiruman Archunan:

    The greatest intellectual achievement of men should be not only in understanding the importance of the reason, but to consciously and boldly overthrow it as and when the welfare of others’ warrants it. Why should anybody think about others welfare? This is because the reason’s practical worth is only with respect to others. Instinct is often enough to take care of an individual, but the reason is necessary to meet the societal requirements and also to derive benefits from it.

  3. The Wisconsin lawmaker:

    Black Lives Matter is a violent Marxist, anti-American organization and has done precious little to go into the Black communities and help Black communities build; help Black communities with school choice, [and] help Black communities at all, it wants to overthrow the country.

  4. Adolph Hitler:

    The most foolish mistake we could possibly make would be to allow the subject races to possess arms. History shows that all conquerors who have allowed the subject races to carry arms have prepared their own downfall by so doing. Indeed, I would go so far as to say that the supply of arms to the underdogs is a sine qua non for the overthrow of any sovereignty.

  5. Benjamin Franklin:

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


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