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Definition 1: the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force) - [noun denoting act]

(overthrow is a kind of ...) the act of ending something

"the termination of the agreement"

(... is a kind of overthrow ) the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government

Definition 2: the act of disturbing the mind or body - [noun denoting act]

Samples where overthrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his carelessness could have caused an ecological upset
  • she was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living

Synonyms for overthrow in the sense of this definition

(overthrow is a kind of ...) the act of disturbing something or someone; setting something in motion

Definition 3: rule against - [verb of cognition]

Samples where overthrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Synonyms for overthrow in the sense of this definition

(overthrow is a kind of ...) decide with authority

"The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed"

Samples where overthrow or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

Synonyms for overthrow in the sense of this definition

(overthrow is a kind of ...) force to leave (an office)

(... is a kind of overthrow ) overthrow by a revolution, of governments

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