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Synonyms for overturn
ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrnover·turn

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. overturn

    A building, monument, or other structure is demolished when reduced to a shapeless mass; it is razed when leveled with the ground; it is destroyed when its structural unity is gone, whether or not its component parts remain. An edifice is destroyed by fire or earthquake; it is demolished by bombardment; it is ruined when, by violence or neglect, it has become unfit for human habitation. Compare ABOLISH; BREAK.

    Synonyms:
    demolish, destroy, overthrow, raze, ruin

    Antonyms:
    build, construct, create, make, repair, restore

Princeton's WordNet

  1. upset, overturn, turnovernoun

    the act of upsetting something

    "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"

    Synonyms:
    disturbance, disorder, employee turnover, perturbation, dollar volume, derangement, turnover, overthrow, turnover rate, swage, upset

  2. overturn, upsetverb

    an improbable and unexpected victory

    "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"

    Synonyms:
    disorder, perturbation, derangement, swage, turnover, overthrow, disturbance, upset

  3. overturn, turn over, tip over, tump oververb

    turn from an upright or normal position

    "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"

    Synonyms:
    turn, bowl over, bring down, dig, overthrow, vacate, flip, pass, pass on, annul, debate, overrule, reach, roll, lift, rescind, tump over, moot, give, deliberate, override, subvert, repeal, delve, revolutionize, tip over, upset, flip over, turn over, reverse, revoke, consider, revolutionise, knock over, countermand, hand, cut into

  4. overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump oververb

    cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

    "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"

    Synonyms:
    discomfit, turn, bowl over, bring down, dig, overthrow, vacate, flip, pass, pass on, annul, debate, overrule, reach, boggle, roll, lift, rescind, swage, tump over, moot, flabbergast, give, deliberate, override, subvert, repeal, delve, revolutionize, discompose, tip over, trouble, upset, flip over, turn over, reverse, untune, revoke, disconcert, consider, revolutionise, knock over, disturb, countermand, hand, cut into

  5. 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, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, invert, revoke, revolutionise, overrule, knock over, revolutionize, override, tump over, repeal, turn back

  6. 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, overthrow, vacate, cut, annul, trim down, 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

  7. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacateverb

    cancel officially

    "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"

    Synonyms:
    nullify, cabbage, revolutionise, hook, bring down, rise, wind, avoid, quash, hoist, annul, elevate, uprise, resign, empty, abandon, overrule, lift, turn over, nobble, go up, pinch, overthrow, plagiarize, arise, invert, abstract, rescind, bowl over, come up, turn back, bring up, plagiarise, pilfer, filch, change by reversal, give up, purloin, snarf, subvert, repeal, invalidate, override, raise, revolutionize, renounce, sneak, tip over, get up, upset, move up, swipe, reverse, airlift, revoke, rear, tump over, turn, face-lift, knock over, vacate, rustle, void, countermand

  8. revolutionize, revolutionise, overturnverb

    change radically

    "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, tip over, upset, turn over, lift, vacate, bowl over, overthrow, countermand, subvert, rescind, reverse, annul, revoke, overrule, revolutionise, revolutionize, knock over, override, inspire, tump over, repeal

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overturnverb

    Synonyms:
    OVERTHROW

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How to use overturn in a sentence?

  1. David Shear:

    There are no legal clauses that allow us to unilaterally change the contract or allow any one of the partners to simply walk away or overturn the entire agreement, no serious investor in any industry in the world would agree to a long-term business relationship with flimsy termination clauses.

  2. Kermit Roosevelt:

    The Supreme Court generally doesn't like to [ overturn recent decisions ] because The Supreme Court makes them look political, but for some of these cases I could imagine it happening.

  3. Norman Matara:

    It’s a rude awakening to the government and to the politicians, if you have decades of continuously destroying your public health system, and then now you have a pandemic, you cannot then overturn that decay ... in one year or in six months.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    We're living in a world since Citizens United where multi-millionaires and billionaires are playing a horrendous role in the political system, that's why I believe that we need to overturn Citizens United and move to public funding of elections.

  5. John Angus:

    These people tried to overturn the election. I don't want someone like that near a poll.


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