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sub·vert

 (səb-vûrt′)
tr.v. sub·vert·ed, sub·vert·ing, sub·verts
1. To overthrow or destroy (a government or an established order or authority). See Synonyms at overthrow.
2. To undermine, overturn, or render ineffective (a rule or an established notion, such as a stereotype, for example).
3. To cause to serve a purpose other than the original or established one; commandeer or redirect: "a short, virus-like piece of DNA that replicates itself ... by subverting the cell's DNA replication machinery" (Richard Dawkins).
4. To undermine, mislead, or betray: "Willy's batch of unexamined dreams and aspirations confused, misled, and subverted him" (Joseph Badaracco).

[Middle English subverten, from Old French subvertir, from Latin subvertere : sub-, sub- + vertere, to turn; see wer- in Indo-European roots.]

sub·vert′er n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolutionsubverter - a radical supporter of political or social revolution
counterrevolutionary, counterrevolutionist, counter-revolutionist - a revolutionary whose aim is to reverse the changes introduced by an earlier revolution
dynamiter, dynamitist - a person who uses dynamite in a revolutionary cause
Girondin, Girondist - a member of the moderate republican party that was in power during the French Revolution; the Girondists were overthrown by their more radical rivals the Jacobins
freedom fighter, insurgent, insurrectionist, rebel - a person who takes part in an armed rebellion against the constituted authority (especially in the hope of improving conditions)
radical - a person who has radical ideas or opinions
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That your friends will be driven into exile and deprived of citizenship, or will lose their property, is tolerably certain; and you yourself, if you fly to one of the neighbouring cities, as, for example, Thebes or Megara, both of which are well governed, will come to them as an enemy, Socrates, and their government will be against you, and all patriotic citizens will cast an evil eye upon you as a subverter of the laws, and you will confirm in the minds of the judges the justice of their own condemnation of you.
Aqui, a tentativa e subverter a logica; ou seja, sao essas pequenas notas, esses fragmentos de sentimento que, num dizer unissono, sao capazes de suplantar a grande narrativa.
The Schlafys of the country responded in kind, with enduring suspicion of him as a subverter of American interests.
O que faz o poder das palavras e das palavras de ordem, poder de manter a ordem ou de a subverter, e a crenca na legitimidade das palavras e daquele que as pronuncia, crenca cuja producao nao e da competencia das palavras (Bourdieu, 1989, p.
No exemplo do livro, Cairo reconstroi a noticia de que "mais de V dos jornalistas graduados desejavam ter escolhido outra carreira", para melhor contextualiza-la, de modo a subverter sua intencao original.
Ciente disso, e disposta ao combate, ela mantinha contato com alguns escritores e criticos em busca da possibilidade de publicar seu material sem subverter o conteudo.
No entanto, num segundo momento, ira subverter a narrativa dando protagonismo a representacao da mulher, como sujeito e nao apenas objeto do espectador.
As relacoes entre os grupos juvenis do Baixo Augusta analisados e o mercado que os atende e uma negociacao constante entre estrategias mercadologicas que tentam enquadrar esses grupos em um nicho de mercado e os usos e taticas criadas por estes grupos para burlar, subverter ou resistir a esse sistema, criando constantemente novas tendencias a serem explorados pelo mercado, dando diferentes usos e apropriando-se de diferentes formas.
Escritas afirmativas: estrategias criativas para subverter a colonialidade em trajetorias de letramento academico.
Eis o sentido de uma proposta que, ao aproximar o genealogista do cacador, quis a ambos fazer reverencia, sem deixar de lhes subverter.
His topics include possibilities and prospects of postcolonial biblical criticism: doing mind and road mapping, empire and church in Acts, Paul and postcolonial hermeneutics: marginality and/in early biblical interpretation, negotiating creation during imperial times in Romans 8:18-30, and Pauline agency in postcolonial perspective: subverter of empire or agent for it.