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Synonyms for subvert
səbˈvɜrt

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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

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How to use subvert in a sentence?

  1. Natalie E. Brown:

    What she has been trying to do blatantly is to meddle in Uganda’s internal politics, particularly elections, to subvert our elections and the will of the people, she shouldn’t do anything outside the diplomatic norms.

  2. Top Democrats:

    If someone says Russia is worse, Republican politicians can point at the larger geopolitical threat from China. True, but not relevant to the issue of election interference. Only one power is trying to subvert the election.

  3. Lorella Praeli:

    In the Warrant Service Officer( WSO) program, as it is called, sheriffs deputies would receive one day of training. Unlike the more involved 287( g) ICE program, deputies would not interview a detainee to ascertain his or her citizenship and immigration status. Instead, they essentially would file a federal warrant, directing the local jail to hold a criminal alien for 48 hours after the scheduled release until an ICE agent shows up to take custody. It is cheaper and may allow sheriffs to act without violating sanctuary laws. Expect blowback and scrutiny from opponents. This program is just the latest scheme by ICE to enlist local police in its abusive deportation agenda, the agency explicitly aims to subvert the will of local communities that have passed ordinances to prevent exactly this kind of cooperation between police and ICE.

  4. Joe Biden:

    If these reports are true, then there is truly no bottom to President Trump's willingness to abuse President Trump power and abase our country. This behavior is particularly abhorrent because it exploits the foreign policy of our country and undermines our national security for political purposes. It means that President Trump used the power and resources of the United States to pressure a sovereign nation — a partner that is still under direct assault from Russia — pushing Ukraine to subvert the rule of law in the express hope of extracting a political favor, such clear-cut corruption damages and diminishes our institutions of government by making them tools of a personal political vendetta. At minimum, Donald Trump should immediately release the transcript of the call in question, so that the American people can judge for themselves, and direct the Office of the Director of National Intelligence to stop stonewalling and release the whistleblower notification to the Congress.

  5. Ron Wyden:

    These emails show there is no longer a question of whether this campaign sought to collude with a hostile foreign power to subvert America’s democracy.


Translations for subvert

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  • 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

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