verb (used with object)
THINK YOU’VE GOT A HANDLE ON THIS US STATE NICKNAME QUIZ?
Origin of subvert
OTHER WORDS FROM subvertsub·vert·er, nounun·sub·vert·ed, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for subvert
Davies’s account of this sobering episode in CRISPR’s short and turbulent history reminds us of the inherent dangers of genome editing and of the ease with which technologies may be subverted for totalitarian ends.With CRISPR, humans can create their own evolutionary future|Adrian Woolfson|November 20, 2020|Washington Post
Mire choreographed most of the scenes in “Voyeur,” subverting 19th-century dance through theories of embodiment and objectification.Looking from the outside in, ‘Voyeur’ reimagines the life of Toulouse-Lautrec|Jose Solís|November 19, 2020|Washington Post
Giving state and local governments veto power over the LWCF is an attempt to subvert, not facilitate, the public’s voice.
The parks are so often a perfect excuse to subvert our ordinary busyness, beckoning us to do nothing other than slow down and watch the immense beauty of the light fading.
It is a discrete entity, and its relationship to the state can be much richer and more complex than merely attempting to render the state into the terms of the aesthetic, to explain or to subvert or to render glorious through propaganda.
You could also say that a world attuned to offense is less keen on being subverted than it was when Dylan was starting out.Dylan’s Candor Gets Misconstrued as Hate Speech in France|Ian Bell|December 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
But in one crucial way she subverted expectations: she worked.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’|Robin Givhan|November 28, 2012|DAILY BEAST
True suspense and deft plotting are subverted in the name of needlessly convoluted conspiracies.‘The Killing’: How AMC’s Adaptation of ‘Forbrydelsen’ Went Wrong|Jace Lacob|May 14, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The condemnation of the woman was subverted by the wind, so to speak, of passing events.The Judicial Murder of Mary E. Surratt|David Miller DeWitt
If the balance of power is subverted on Continental Europe, how is the independence of this country to be maintained?
Under the reign of those two kings happened the mortal blow, which subverted the very foundation of their constitution.Reflections on the Rise and Fall of the Ancient Republicks|Edward Wortley Montagu
Not in the sense that our individuality shall be subverted or radically changed.The Vitality of Mormonism--Brief Essays|James E. Talmage
Two positions, that were favourite ones with him, were quickly subverted.Ormond, Volume II (of 3)|Charles Brockden Brown