verb (used with object)
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Origin of subvert
OTHER WORDS FROM subvertsub·vert·er, nounun·sub·vert·ed, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for subvert
When those habits are missing or subverted, it’s time to worry.Habit forming: Here are some of the quirks that make these readers unique|John Kelly|February 7, 2021|Washington Post
Whether that’s to make people laugh or be scared, it’s about subverting expectation for surprise.'Death is a Turning Point': Search Party's Creators Discuss Season 4 and the Shocking Finale Twist|Andrew R. Chow|January 28, 2021|Time
The democratic process cannot be allowed to be subverted through unlawful protests.Save the Sarcasm for Other Democracies. America Is Fine|Debasish Roy Chowdhury|January 11, 2021|Time
The company’s systems were hacked, and its IT tools were subverted to deliver Trojan horses all over the map.
On Friday morning, he tied together his two current fixations — the imminent vaccine and his efforts to subvert the results of the 2020 election — in a two-tweet package.How many Americans will die of covid-19 before the vaccine reaches scale?|Philip Bump|December 11, 2020|Washington Post
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
A stronger al Qaeda in Yemen could help subvert Saudi Arabia and the other gulf states.
Taken this way, revelers might be doing their best to subvert the manly paradigm.
Their evident desire, he thought, was to subvert the English Government, and ‘set up their own wickedness.’Ireland Under the Tudors, Vol. II (of 3)|Richard Bagwell
The opposition charged the government with a desire to subvert the constitution of Jamaica, and to tyrannize over the colonists.The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.III.|E. Farr and E. H. Nolan
And a plan of Society which each member of Society is striving to subvert is doomed from its birth.The Inhumanity of Socialism|Edward F. Adams
He was accused of high treason, in endeavoring to subvert the fundamental laws, and of other high crimes and misdemeanors.
But deductive logic is the creation of Aristotle; and it was the authority of Aristotle that Bacon sought to subvert.Beacon Lights of History, Volume VI|John Lord