- to overthrow (something established or existing).
- to cause the downfall, ruin, or destruction of.
- to undermine the principles of; corrupt.
Origin of subvert
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Related Words for subvertedpervert, debase, supersede, suppress, poison, vitiate, overthrow, corrupt, topple, overturn, sabotage, undermine, depress, capsize, reverse, wreck, upset, ruin, tumble, invalidate
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Contemporary Examples of subverted
But in one crucial way she subverted expectations: she worked.Understanding Diana Vreeland, ‘Empress of Fashion’
November 28, 2012
True suspense and deft plotting are subverted in the name of needlessly convoluted conspiracies.‘The Killing’: How AMC’s Adaptation of ‘Forbrydelsen’ Went Wrong
May 14, 2012
Historical Examples of subverted
And they all swore to assist any one of their number whose kingdom was subverted.
But did we not say that kingdoms or governments can only be subverted by themselves?
Eleven more years were to roll before the Church was subverted.Henry VIII.
A. F. Pollard
Under such conditions as mentioned, faith and love are subverted.Epistle Sermons, Vol. II
Every holy principle of her nature was subverted by this degrading assumption.Woman, Church & State
Matilda Joslyn Gage
- to bring about the complete downfall or ruin of (something existing or established by a system of law, etc)
- to undermine the moral principles of (a person, etc); corrupt