Synonyms for (verb) subvert

Synonyms: subvert

Definition: destroy completely

Usage: we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis

Similar words: ruin, destroy

Definition: destroy completely; damage irreparably

Usage: You have ruined my car by pouring sugar in the tank!; The tears ruined her make-up


Synonyms: subvert, overthrow, overturn, bring down

Definition: cause the downfall of; of rulers

Usage: The Czar was overthrown; subvert the ruling class

Similar words: depose, force out

Definition: force to leave (an office)


Synonyms: sabotage, counteract, countermine, weaken, undermine, subvert

Definition: destroy property or hinder normal operations

Usage: The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Similar words: disobey

Definition: refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

Usage: He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired


Synonyms: debase, debauch, demoralise, demoralize, deprave, corrupt, subvert, profane, misdirect, pervert, vitiate

Definition: corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality

Usage: debauch the young people with wine and women; Socrates was accused of corrupting young men; Do school counselors subvert young children?; corrupt the morals

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue