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1. overthrow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌθroʊ'] cause the downfall of; of rulers.

Synonyms

  • overturn
  • bring down
  • revolutionize
  • subvert
  • force out

Antonyms

  • consecrate
  • correct
  • head
  • obverse

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • throw (English)
  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Overthrow

  • withrow

Sentences with overthrow


1. Verb, base form
During those 10 years, many Dominicans had fled to Haiti and were scheming together to overthrow his rule.

Quotes about overthrow


1. Death be not proud, though some have called thee Mighty and dreadful, for thou art not so. For, those, whom thou think'st thou dost overthrow. Die not, poor death, nor yet canst thou kill me.
- John Donne

2. Actual happiness always looks pretty squalid in comparison with the overcompensations for misery. And, of course, stability isn't nearly so spectacular as instability. And being contented has none of the glamour of a good fight against misfortune, none of the picturesqueness of a struggle with temptation, or a fatal overthrow by passion or doubt. Happiness is never grand.
- Aldous Huxley, Brave New World

3. In a manner of speaking. As we intend for you to found a dynasty. And that dynasty will rule society until it has progressed enough to-""Overthrow the dynasty in a revolutionary, blood filled coup!"Iggy said eagerly.We all looked at him."Just saying."He sheepishly took a bite of cookie.
- James Patterson, Angel

2. overthrow

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌθroʊ'] the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force).

Synonyms

  • conclusion
  • subversive activity
  • ending
  • termination

Antonyms

  • inflate
  • deflate
  • increase
  • lengthen

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • throw (English)
  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

3. overthrow

noun. ['ˈoʊvɝˌθroʊ'] the act of disturbing the mind or body.

Synonyms

  • derangement
  • upset

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • leave

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • throw (English)
  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. overthrow

verb. ['ˈoʊvɝˌθroʊ'] rule against.

Synonyms

  • overturn
  • decree
  • overrule
  • override
  • rule

Antonyms

  • hire
  • synchronise
  • falsify
  • stay

Etymology

  • over- (English)
  • over- (Middle English (1100-1500))
  • throw (English)
  • throwen (Middle English (1100-1500))
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