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  Definition of subvert
  1. destroy completely; "we must not let our civil liberties be subverted by the current crisis"
  2. cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
  3. destroy property or hinder normal operations; "The Resistance sabotaged railroad operations during the war"
  4. corrupt morally or by intemperance or sensuality; "debauch the young people with wine and women"; "Socrates was accused of corrupting young men"; "Do school counselors subvert young children?"; "corrupt the morals"
Similar Words: overthrow, overturn, bring down, sabotage, undermine, countermine, counteract, weaken, corrupt, pervert, demoralize, demoralise, debauch, debase, profane, vitiate, deprave, misdirect

 

Hyponyms: revolutionize, derail, sensualize, sensualise, carnalize, carnalise, infect, lead off, lead astray, whore, poison, bastardize, bastardise, suborn

 

Derivational Morphology: subversion, subversive activity, revolutionist, revolutionary, subversive, subverter, overthrow, sabotage, profanation, degradation, debasement, libertine, debauchee, rounder, violator, debaucher, ravisher, orgy, debauch, debauchery, saturnalia, riot, bacchanal, bacchanalia, drunken revelry, demoralization, demoralisation, corruption, pervert, deviant, deviate, degenerate

 

 
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