verb (used with object)
verb (used without object)
Related formso·ver·turn·a·ble, adjective
Examples from the Web for overturn
The suit comes after his attempt to overturn the standards via executive order was rejected by a judge in state court last week.
Studies that build on the established body of evidence are more likely to be true than ones that appear to overturn it.
Should a self-respecting democracy have a Supreme Court like ours, with the power to overturn democratic legislation?God Save the United States From This Anti-Democratic Court|Jedediah Purdy|June 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The Italian Futurists were prepared to overturn the world as they knew it to achieve their ideal world.Rehabilitating Italian Futurism at the Guggenheim Museum|David Freedlander|February 21, 2014|DAILY BEAST
She retaliated by using her telekinetic powers to overturn their party bus.‘Boy Parts’ Proves ‘American Horror Story: Coven’ Is the Boldest Drama on TV|Kevin Fallon|October 17, 2013|DAILY BEAST
With stern love, overturn them, or help to overturn them, when they become cruel to a single—the humblest—human being.The Ghost|William. D. O'Connor
But even if I was debarred from bringing the man to punishment, I could break his power, and overturn his plans.The Devil's Own|Randall Parrish
They would be for arming bands of men to overturn the government.The Broncho Rider Boys with the Texas Rangers|Frank Fowler
It does not shrink, and quake, and grow pale lest the response should overturn some ancient notion.
In a word, I have reason to conclude, that if you survive me, you will overturn every thing that I have done.