verb (used with object)
Origin of subvert
Related formssub·vert·er, nounun·sub·vert·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for subvert
Yet Republicans will try to subvert the success by playing to their Obama-hating base.
Liu was convicted under Section 105 of the criminal code, or “incitement to subvert state power.”Obama, Don’t Let Xi Forget China’s Human Rights Record|Yang Jianli|June 8, 2013|DAILY BEAST
FRC, he added, works through the political system rather than encouraging its members to subvert it.Is the Family Research Council Really a Hate Group?|David Sessions|August 17, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Taken this way, revelers might be doing their best to subvert the manly paradigm.
Nor did they attempt to subvert laws which did not interfere with their own political power.Beacon Lights of History, Volume III|John Lord
He was accused of high treason, in endeavoring to subvert the fundamental laws, and of other high crimes and misdemeanors.
Whoever pretended to give his aid to the monarchy helped to subvert it by the very measures which he proposed.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VIII|John Lord
Yet, if you deprive man of his free agency, you subvert his nature.The Mosaic History of the Creation of the World|Thomas Wood
Apparently some sections of the propertied classes desired to subvert Parliamentary government.The Annual Register 1914|Anonymous