Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun overturn

2 senses of overturn

Sense 1
upset, overturn, turnover -- (the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed")
       => inversion, upending -- (turning upside down; setting on end)

Sense 2
overturn, upset -- (an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath")
       => success -- (an attainment that is successful; "his success in the marathon was unexpected"; "his new play was a great success")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb overturn

6 senses of overturn

Sense 1
overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over -- (turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over")
       => turn -- (change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense; "Turn towards me"; "The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face"; "She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs")

Sense 2
overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over -- (cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 3
overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse -- (rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill")
       => rule, decree -- (decide with authority; "The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed")

Sense 4
overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down -- (cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class")
       => depose, force out -- (force to leave (an office))

Sense 5
revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate -- (cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence")
       => cancel, strike down -- (declare null and void; make ineffective; "Cancel the election results"; "strike down a law")

Sense 6
revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn -- (change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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