overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down(verb)
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, 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"
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, weaken(verb)
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"
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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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How to use subvert in a sentence?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Translations for subvert
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- korrumpieren, zerrütten, umstoßen, untergraben, unterlaufen, stürzenGerman
- mullistaa, kumota, kukistaa, vastamainos, tuhota, horjuttaaFinnish
- corrumperen, protestreclame, ondergraven, omverwerpenDutch
- развращать, свергать, разрушать, подрывать, ниспровергатьRussian
- omstörta, störtaSwedish
- lật đổVietnamese
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