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Definition 1: destroy completely - [verb of contact]

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

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

(subvert is a kind of ...) destroy completely; damage irreparably

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

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

  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

Synonyms for subvert in the sense of this definition

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

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

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

  • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

Synonyms for subvert in the sense of this definition

(subvert is a kind of ...) refuse to go along with; refuse to follow; be disobedient

"He disobeyed his supervisor and was fired"

(... is a kind of subvert ) cause to run off the tracks

"they had planned to derail the trains that carried atomic waste"

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

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

Synonyms for subvert in the sense of this definition

(subvert is a kind of ...) 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"

(... is a kind of subvert ) debase through carnal gratification

(... is a kind of subvert ) corrupt with ideas or an ideology

"society was infected by racism"

(... is a kind of subvert ) teach immoral behavior to

"It was common practice to lead off the young ones, and teach them bad habits"

(... is a kind of subvert ) spoil as if by poison

"poison someone's mind" "poison the atmosphere in the office"

(... is a kind of subvert ) change something so that its value declines; for example, art forms

(... is a kind of subvert ) incite to commit a crime or an evil deed

"He suborned his butler to cover up the murder of his wife"

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