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.
References in classic literature ?
As for the scandal that would befall the Circular Class if the frivolous and unseemly conduct of the Women were imputed to them, and as to the consequent subversion of the Constitution, the Female Sex could not be expected to give a thought to these considerations.
Thus by degrees the intellectual lustre of the Priestly Order would wane, and the road would then lie open for a total destruction of all Aristocratic Legislature and for the subversion of our Privileged Classes.
But we may not take up the third sword, which is Mahomet's sword, or like unto it; that is, to propagate religion by wars, or by sanguinary persecutions to force consciences; except it be in cases of overt scandal, blasphemy, or intermixture of practice against the state; much less to nourish seditions; to authorize conspiracies and rebellions; to put the sword into the people's hands; and the like; tending to the subversion of all government, which is the ordinance of God.
It was great blasphemy, when the devil said, I will ascend, and be like the highest; but it is greater blasphemy, to personate God, and bring him in saying, I will descend, and be like the prince of darkness; and what is it better, to make the cause of religion to descend, to the cruel and execrable actions of murthering princes, butchery of people, and subversion of states and governments?
Had the nobles, by a conduct of clemency and justice, preserved the fidelity and devotion of their retainers and followers, the contests between them and the prince must almost always have ended in their favor, and in the abridgment or subversion of the royal authority.
He was setting a dangerous example to the other slaves,--one which, if suffered to pass without some such demonstration on his part, would finally lead to the total subversion of all rule and order upon the plantation.
Let all our neighbors know that we shall join with them to oppose aggression or subversion anywhere in the Americas.
A devoted Monarchist, Hutchinson would heave no sigh for the subversion of the original republican government, the purest that the world had seen, with which the colony began its existence.
Kingdoms are seldom destroyed by any outward attack; for which reason they are generally very stable; but they have many causes of subversion within; of which two are the principal; one is when those who are in power [1313a] excite a sedition, the other when they endeavour to establish a tyranny by assuming greater power than the law gives them.
Bulstrode's subversion as an instrument of good; but the threat must have been permitted, and was a chastisement of a new kind.
A new doctrine seems at first a subversion of all our opinions, tastes, and manner of living.
Mr Ongili was charged on September 27, 2017 with the offenses of subversion and use of force during elections.