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
But while the panels mimicked Kubrick’s shots, the comic also fundamentally subverted 2001, putting in scads of dense text where previously the director’s elegantly silent aesthetic had done all the talking.
Agnes Varda subverted the rules as well by walking the red carpet in flats.
Mad implicitly and explicitly subverted the sunny optimism of the Eisenhower and Kennedy years.
Glover, however, subverts an uplifting communal activity to deliver a powerful indictment of the unsettling contradictions in American society.
Whatever the idea of a memoir from a still fresh-faced adult might connote, McBride subverts it: The past few years of her life contain more human experience than many lifetimes.
President Trump and his administration face new pressure to take action on Russian interference in the U.S. electoral process after special counsel Robert S. Mueller III indicted 13 Russians with attempting to subvert the 2016 presidential election.
Two other lunar scientists, who did not want to be quoted for this article, suggested the move to kill the Resource Prospector could be an effort to subvert the nascent return to the Moon program.
There was no choice left us but submission to the mandates of abolition, or a dissolution of the Union, whose principles had been subverted to work out our ruin.
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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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