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Overview of verb subvert

The verb subvert has 4 senses? (first 1 from tagged texts)
1. (1) overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down

(cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class")

2. corrupt, pervert, subvert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect

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

3. sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, subvert, weaken

(destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war")

4. subvert

(destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis") © 2001-2013, Demand Media, all rights reserved. The database is based on Word Net a lexical database for the English language. see disclaimer
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