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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

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

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

We are all shaped by where we grow up, though that shaping takes different forms. I don't think there's any doubt that coming of age in Winnipeg both opened my eyes and made me hungry - if I can subvert all claims to be a real writer by mixing metaphors like that.
Guy Gavriel Kay

I don't think that any government has a right to subvert the truth or to cover up the truth, and all I see WikiLeaks doing is exposing the truth.
Paul Watson
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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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