Examples of subvert in a Sentence
They conspired to subvert the government.
trying to subvert the electoral process
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The document made the argument shared by centrist Democrats and Republicans, that Russian President Vladimir Putin’s government tried to subvert American democracy: A democracy is only as resilient as its people.
Undercover agents impersonated taxi drivers to subvert opposition to the ride-hailing app.
In trying to solve a series of unsolved murders, Sal Friedland (Owen) stumbles onto a young woman (Seyfried) who appears to have subverted the system and disappeared.
On the one hand are The Da Vinci Code and the video-game franchise Assassin’s Creed, in which the Templars are time-hopping agents of a deathless global plot to subvert or rule the world.
In the months leading up to its release, there were few hints that The Last Jedi would work so hard to subvert the expectations of Star Wars fans.
In Christmas: By Melania, Diamond subverts Mrs. Trump’s obsession with opulence by playing her as the host of a chintzy TV Christmas special, the kind emceed by Bob Hope or the Osmonds during the 1970s and '80s.
While American Nazis were working on plans and ideas to subvert the government and carry out acts of anti-Semitic violence, Leon Lewis created a network of spies to stop them.
In Conversations with Friends, Rooney does not so much subvert the themes that traditionally dominate Irish writing as sideline them.
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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
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