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Synonyms for overturn
ˌoʊ vərˈtɜrn; ˈoʊ vərˌtɜrnover·turn

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English Synonyms and Antonyms5.0 / 4 votes

  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 WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. overturnverb

    Synonyms:
    OVERTHROW

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How to use overturn in a sentence?

  1. Lindsay Graham:

    Well, here's what I hope he will do, if there's a case before him that challenges Roe v. Wade, that he would listen to both sides of the story, apply a test to overturn precedent.

  2. Steve Vladeck:

    Today's decision is another victory for religious groups, but not the major one that they sought, the court's three most conservative justices wanted to overturn three decades of precedent and subject virtually all government regulations that even incidentally impact religious practice to the most exacting judicial scrutiny. But Chief Justice Roberts and Justices Brett Kavanaugh and Barrett appeared unwilling, or at least not yet ready, to make such a move -- resting the decision on narrower grounds.

  3. Rudy Giuliani:

    There are 10 ways to demonstrate that this election was stolen, that the votes were phony, that there were a lot of them, dead people, felons, phony ballots, it's very surreal to go back and put together all these moving pieces that led up to Fulton County to overturn the results of the election and led up to the aftermath of January 6.

  4. Ben Wikler:

    This election is the most important election in the country in 2023 because Wisconsin is the tipping point state for presidential elections, whoever wins the Supreme Court race will cast the deciding vote on questions like voting rights decisions, our abortion ban and even potentially whether to overturn the results of the 2024 presidential election.

  5. Donald Trump:

    The Kentuky( sic) Derby decision was not a good one, it was a rough and tumble race on a wet and sloppy track, actually, a beautiful thing to watch. Only in these days of political correctness could such an overturn occur. The best horse did NOT win the Kentucky Derby - not even close !


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