Synonyms for subvert
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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 To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival.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.
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overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring downverb
cause the downfall of; of rulers
"The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
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
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirectverb
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"
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
sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weakenverb
destroy property or hinder normal operations
"The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
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
"we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"
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They are attempting to game our system and subvert our attempts to select students who present the best fit for our institution.
Right now, in state after state, new laws are being written -- not to protect the vote, but to deny it ; not only to suppress the vote, but to subvert it ; not to strengthen or protect our democracy, but because The President lost, instead of looking at the election results from 2020 and saying they need new ideas or better ideas to win more votes, The President and The President supporters have decided the only way for them to win is to suppress your vote and subvert our elections.
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.
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.
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.
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- korrumpieren, stürzen, unterlaufen, zerrütten, untergraben, umstoßenGerman
- mullistaa, horjuttaa, tuhota, kumota, vastamainos, kukistaaFinnish
- corrumperen, protestreclame, ondergraven, omverwerpenDutch
- подрывать, разрушать, свергать, развращать, ниспровергатьRussian
- omstörta, störtaSwedish
- lật đổVietnamese
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