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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

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

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

I know that my tendency is to be linear, and I'm trying to find ways to subvert that. And so in 'Bellocq's Ophelia' my device for subverting it was to tell the story and then to tell it again; it always circles back to this one moment, and it's not linear, but it's round in that way, and much of 'Native Guard' is like that.
Natasha Trethewey

I've never wanted to be part of an inner circle of any scene. I've always been an outsider looking to question and subvert.
David LaChapelle
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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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