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Synonyms for overturn
ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrn

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. upset, overturn, turnover(noun)

    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, upset(verb)

    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 over(verb)

    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 over(verb)

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

  6. 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, 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, vacate(verb)

    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, overturn(verb)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. overturn(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    OVERTHROW

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    overthrow, reverse, subvert, topple, annul, cancel, revoke, invalidate, scupper, overrule, nullify

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How to use overturn in a sentence?

  1. Irini Kasidokosta:

    I wish Tsipras had done what he promised (to overturn austerity) but they didn't let him, now we have turned into beggars for a plate of food.

  2. Elizabeth Warren:

    They're trying to overturn Roe v. Wade. It's wrong. And we are going to fight back.

  3. Ted Cruz:

    Hillary Clinton, for example, has said she will put Supreme Court justices on the court who will overturn Heller.

  4. Bernie Sanders:

    There’s a strong possibility he’d overturn Roe v. Wade, and I do not want to be a party to what happens.

  5. Michael Robbins:

    It's very difficult to overturn an arbitration.


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