subversion

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sub·ver·sion

 (səb-vûr′zhən)
n.
1.
a. The act or an instance of subverting.
b. The condition of being subverted.
2. Obsolete Overthrow or ruin.

[Middle English subversioun, from Old French subversion, from Late Latin subversiō, subversiōn-, from Latin subversus, past participle of subvertere, to subvert; see subvert.]

sub·ver′sion·ar′y adj.

subversion

(səbˈvɜːʃən) or

subversal

n
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the act or an instance of subverting or overthrowing a legally constituted government, institution, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) the state of being subverted; destruction or ruin
3. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) something that brings about an overthrow
[C14: from Late Latin subversiō destruction, from Latin subvertere to subvert]

sub•ver•sion

(səbˈvɜr ʒən, -ʃən)

n.
1. an act or instance of subverting.
2. the state of being subverted; destruction.
3. something that subverts or overthrows.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin subversiō overthrowing. See subvert, -tion]

subversion

Action designed to undermine the military, economic, psychological, or political strength or morale of a regime. See also unconventional warfare.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subversion - destroying someone's (or some group's) honesty or loyalty; undermining moral integrity; "corruption of a minor"; "the big city's subversion of rural innocence"
degradation, debasement - changing to a lower state (a less respected state)
2.subversion - the act of subverting; as overthrowing or destroying a legally constituted government
overthrow - the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)

subversion

noun trouble-making, rebellion, insurrection, revolution, mutiny, rabble-rousing, insurgence He was arrested on charges of subversion.

subversion

noun
A deliberate and underhanded effort to defeat or do harm to an endeavor:
Translations
تَخْريب، تَدْمير، تَهْديم
svržení
felforgatás
spilling; kollvörpun
zvrhnutie
yıkma

subversion

[səbˈvɜːʃən] Nsubversión f
she was arrested on charges of subversionfue arrestada y acusada de subversión

subversion

[səbˈvɜːrʃən] nsubversion f

subversion

n no plSubversion f; (of rights, freedom etc)Untergrabung f, → Unterminierung f; the US was accused of subversion in Chiledie USA wurden subversiver or umstürzlerischer Tätigkeiten in Chile beschuldigt; subversion is rife in the armydie Armee ist voll(er) subversiver Elemente

subversion

[səbˈvɜːʃn] nsovversione f

subvert

(səbˈvəːt) verb
to overthrow or ruin completely (eg a person's morals, loyalty, arguments, a government).
subˈversion (-ʃən) , ((American) -ʒən) noun
subˈversive (-siv) adjective
likely to destroy or overthrow (government, discipline in a school etc). That boy is a subversive influence in this class.