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 subverted
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 offices of the auricles and the ventricles are subverted.
Every principle of policy must be subverted, and the government must declare war before they are prepared to carry it on.
By declaring themselves the protectors of the people, Marius and Cæsar had subverted the constitution of their country.The History of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire|Edward Gibbon
The authority and jurisdiction of the United States were wholly overthrown and subverted in Arkansas.Charles Sumner; His Complete Works, Volume XI (of 20)|Charles Sumner
The ruling class, the law, and the government of the old order had been subverted.History of the United States|Charles A. Beard and Mary R. Beard