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Definition of 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

I think I'm always trying to subvert conventions, and sometimes it's more successful than others.
Carla Gugino

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'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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