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Definition of Subvert

Subvert

  1. To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
  2. To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
  3. To overthrow anything from the foundation; to be subversive.

Subvert Quotations

Americans should not have to wonder if their government is actively looking to subvert them or their political views. We live in a nation where respect for differing beliefs and a vibrant political discourse play an important role in shaping our government.
Mike Turner

If slavery, limited as it yet is, now threatens to subvert the Constitution, how can we as wise and prudent statesmen, enlarge its boundaries and increase its influence, and thus increase already impending dangers?
William H. Seward

What people sometimes interpret as quirky is my attempt to subvert the concept of luxury by introducing elements that are considered ordinary or commonplace.
Miuccia Prada

From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own.
Carl Schurz

Drone attacks subvert the rule of law - we become judge, jury, and executioner - at the push of a button.
Mark McKinnon
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Subvert Translations

subvert in Dutch is ondergraven, ondermijnen
subvert in French is miner, saper
subvert in Spanish is subvertir
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