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

4 senses of subvert

Sense 1
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 2
corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect -- (corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals")
       => 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")

Sense 3
sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken -- (destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war")
       => disobey -- (refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient; "He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired")

Sense 4
subvert -- (destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis")
       => destroy, ruin -- (destroy completely; damage irreparably; "You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!"; "The tears ruined her make-up")

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