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subvert - Dictionary definition and meaning for word subvert

(verb) cause the downfall of; of rulers
Synonyms : bring down , overthrow , overturn
Example Sentence
  • The Czar was overthrown
  • subvert the ruling class

(verb) corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality
Example Sentence
  • debauch the young people with wine and women
  • Socrates was accused of corrupting young men
  • Do school counselors subvert young children?
  • corrupt the morals

(verb) destroy property or hinder normal operations
Example Sentence
  • The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war

(verb) destroy completely
Example Sentence
  • we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for subvert

can be remembered with help of root word:sub(below, down)+vert(to turn)..and downfall of something is subvert...
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I averted the disaster by completely subverting the nuclear submarine
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