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subvert

sub·vert

subvert

 
pronunciation:
sb vuhrt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: subverted, subverting, subverts
definition 1: to overthrow or destroy, or cause the destruction of (an established authority, esp. a national government).
He was arrested for attempting to subvert the government.
synonyms:
overthrow, topple, undermine
similar words:
conquer, depose, displace, oust, overpower, sabotage, vanquish
definition 2: to undermine the character, loyalties, or principles of (a person, institution, or the like); corrupt.
By her actions, she has subverted all that our club stands for.
synonyms:
corrupt, degrade, demoralize, pervert
similar words:
debase, deprave, lower, ruin, sabotage, undo, warp
derivation: subverter (n.)