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Synonyms for subvert
səbˈvɜrtsub·vert

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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 To supplant is more often personal, signifying to take the place of another, usually by underhanded means; one is superseded by authority, supplanted by a rival.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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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, 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, 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"

    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, weakenverb

    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. subvertverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. subvertverb

    Synonyms:
    overturn, overset, invert, turn upside down

  2. subvertverb

    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. Cedric Richmond:

    I think what the president was doing was raising the issue and highlighting that a lot of these bills that are being passed around the country by Republican legislatures on party-line votes could pose a problem in the 2022 election, especially if you look at some of the laws that would allow people to subvert the election or ignore the will of voters, i think that in his way, he was highlighting the fact that there are threats out there, and I think that those threats are real.

  2. Joe Biden:

    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.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Joe Biden:

    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, it's wrong, it's undemocratic and, frankly, it's un-American.


Translations for subvert

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  • korrumpieren, stürzen, unterlaufen, zerrütten, untergraben, umstoßenGerman
  • subverterSpanish
  • mullistaa, horjuttaa, tuhota, kumota, vastamainos, kukistaaFinnish
  • renverserFrench
  • megdöntHungarian
  • corrompereItalian
  • VERTOLatin
  • corrumperen, protestreclame, ondergraven, omverwerpenDutch
  • subverterPortuguese
  • подрывать, разрушать, свергать, развращать, ниспровергатьRussian
  • omstörta, störtaSwedish
  • ล้มล้างThai
  • lật đổVietnamese

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