What is another word for subvert?

Synonyms for subvert
səbˈvɜrt

This thesaurus page is about all possible synonyms, equivalent, same meaning and similar words for the term subvert.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, 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, 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

  2. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect(verb)

    corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

    "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"

    Synonyms:
    bring down, mislead, overthrow, alloy, misguide, twist, impair, misaddress, abuse, deflower, demoralise, cloud, misdirect, weaken, get down, debase, counteract, demoralize, sully, convolute, vitiate, profane, deject, lead astray, defile, desecrate, sophisticate, sabotage, load, countermine, mar, taint, overturn, stretch, invalidate, deprave, adulterate, dilute, twist around, undermine, buy, violate, grease one's palms, outrage, cast down, void, dispirit, depress, bribe, misuse, pervert, dismay, debauch, spoil, corrupt

  3. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken(verb)

    destroy property or hinder normal operations

    "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"

    Synonyms:
    countermine, countervail, bring down, vitiate, counterbalance, deprave, debauch, cave, soften, misdirect, overturn, demoralize, counteract, sabotage, debase, profane, weaken, corrupt, damp, pervert, neutralize, demoralise, countercheck, antagonise, de-escalate, undermine, step down, dampen, overthrow, antagonize, break

  4. subvert(verb)

    destroy completely

    "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"

    Synonyms:
    countermine, overturn, vitiate, deprave, debauch, overthrow, counteract, sabotage, profane, weaken, bring down, pervert, debase, misdirect, demoralise, corrupt, undermine, demoralize

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subvert

    To subvert is to overthrow from or as from the very foundation; utterly destroy; bring to ruin. The word is now generally figurative, as of moral or political ruin. To supersede implies the putting of something that is wisely or unwisely preferred in the place of that which is removed; to subvert does not imply substitution. To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival. Compare ABOLISH.

    Synonyms:
    destroy, extinguish, overthrow, overturn, ruin, supersede, supplant, suppress

    Antonyms:
    conserve, keep, perpetuate, preserve, sustain, uphold

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. subvert

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overthrow, destroy

    Antonyms:
    stabilitate, perpetuate, serve

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subvert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overset, invert, turn upside down

  2. subvert(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    destroy, ruin, overthrow, demolish, raze

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "subvert":

    undermine, overturn, overthrow, sabotage

How to pronounce subvert?

Alex
US English
Daniel
British
Karen
Australian
Veena
Indian

How to say subvert in sign language?

How to use subvert in a sentence?

  1. The Prime Minister:

    Democracy is dead. It is dead because an elected leader chooses to subvert the institutions of government and make them his instruments for sustaining himself.

  2. The Hill:

    It does not amount to a large-scale Ukrainian government effort to subvert our elections which is comparable to anything that the Russians did in 2016.

  3. President Trump:

    I cant imagine that someone would want to be in a position of authority in our election system and in our democracy just to subvert it, i think these are public spirited people.I think these are patriots and they are doing their job to the best of their ability to make sure we get accurate, transparent results. When asked if a poll worker could use a USB thumb drive to add votes for a candidate, Steel said that the vote tabulators donot havesuch access. He also said they are not connected to the internet.

  4. Bryan Fuller:

    It was a lot of fun to tell that story in a way that was very familiar to audiences and to be able to subvert that with certain plot changes, and also the dynamic we've learned the past few years with the characters and how they relate to each other.

  5. Carl Schurz:

    From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.

Images & Illustrations of subvert

  1. subvert
    subvert
    subvert
    subvert
    subvert

Translations for subvert

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • korrumpieren, zerrütten, umstoßen, untergraben, unterlaufen, stürzenGerman
  • subverterSpanish
  • mullistaa, kumota, kukistaa, vastamainos, tuhota, horjuttaaFinnish
  • renverserFrench
  • megdöntHungarian
  • corrompereItalian
  • VERTOLatin
  • corrumperen, protestreclame, ondergraven, omverwerpenDutch
  • subverterPortuguese
  • развращать, свергать, разрушать, подрывать, ниспровергатьRussian
  • omstörta, störtaSwedish
  • ล้มล้างThai
  • lật đổVietnamese

Get even more translations for subvert »

Translation

Find a translation for the subvert synonym in other languages:

Select another language:

  • - Select -
  • 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
  • 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
  • Español (Spanish)
  • Esperanto (Esperanto)
  • 日本語 (Japanese)
  • Português (Portuguese)
  • Deutsch (German)
  • العربية (Arabic)
  • Français (French)
  • Русский (Russian)
  • ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
  • 한국어 (Korean)
  • עברית (Hebrew)
  • Gaeilge (Irish)
  • Українська (Ukrainian)
  • اردو (Urdu)
  • Magyar (Hungarian)
  • मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
  • Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Italiano (Italian)
  • தமிழ் (Tamil)
  • Türkçe (Turkish)
  • తెలుగు (Telugu)
  • ภาษาไทย (Thai)
  • Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
  • Čeština (Czech)
  • Polski (Polish)
  • Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
  • Românește (Romanian)
  • Nederlands (Dutch)
  • Ελληνικά (Greek)
  • Latinum (Latin)
  • Svenska (Swedish)
  • Dansk (Danish)
  • Suomi (Finnish)
  • فارسی (Persian)
  • ייִדיש (Yiddish)
  • հայերեն (Armenian)
  • Norsk (Norwegian)
  • English (English)

Discuss these subvert synonyms with the community:

0 Comments


    Citation

    Use the citation below to add these synonyms to your bibliography:

    Style:MLAChicagoAPA

    "subvert." Synonyms.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 7 May 2021. <https://www.synonyms.com/synonym/subvert>.

    Are we missing a good synonym for subvert?

    Browse Synonyms.com

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Chrome

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Free, no signup required:

    Add to Firefox

    Get instant synonyms for any word that hits you anywhere on the web!

    Quiz

    Are you a human thesaurus?

    »
    Which of the following terms is not a synonym of "shopsoiled"?
    • A. hackneyed
    • B. well-worn
    • C. new
    • D. commonplace

    Nearby & related entries:

    Alternative searches for subvert: