Examples of subvert in a Sentence
They conspired to subvert the government.
trying to subvert the electoral process
Recent Examples of subvert from the Web
Organized with painter Michael Stillion, this exhibition highlights artists that are bending disciplines and moving between sculpture, drawing, painting, film/video, all seeking to upend expectations and subvert how artistic media behave.
As such, the suit subverted traditional notions, using European materials but shirking a tie, and often worn with the collar up or open.
At times, her detractors saw her as having befriended evil, even as having subverted justice in her efforts to pursue it.
Every American intelligence agency believes that Russia tried to subvert our country’s democratic process in 2016.
Produced by Dallas Austin, the track, driven by a muted trumpet and T-Boz’s husky come-on vocals, subverted what had become a traditional trope in R&B: women somberly crowing about their man’s infidelity.
But then, Jaffe has built the first part of a career on subverting expectation.
As providers dole out the drug in mass quantities for conditions such as restless legs syndrome and alcoholism, it is being subverted to a drug of abuse.
Most onlookers would agree that some graffiti is meant to improve the condition of society, while some is meant to subvert it.
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Synonymsabase, bastardize, canker, cheapen, corrupt, debauch, degrade, demean, demoralize, deprave, deteriorate, lessen, pervert, poison, profane, prostitute, debase, vitiate, warp
Antonymselevate, ennoble, uplift
Related Wordsbefoul, begrime, contaminate, defile, dilute, dirty, pollute, taint, thin, water down, weaken; descend; disgrace, dishonor, humble, humiliate, shame, take down; blemish, damage, deface, destroy, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, mar, ruin, spoil, stain, tarnish, wreck; depreciate, downgrade
Near Antonymsdignify, exalt, honor; ameliorate, amend, better, enhance, enrich, improve, meliorate, perfect; clarify, clean, cleanse, purify, refine, restore; respect
SUBVERT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of subvert for English Language Learners
: to secretly try to ruin or destroy a government, political system, etc.
: to make (something) weaker or less effective
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