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Definition of subvert verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they subvert
    he / she / it subverts
    past simple subverted
    -ing form subverting
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  1. 1[transitive, intransitive] subvert (something) to try to destroy the authority of a political, religious, etc. system by attacking it secretly or indirectly synonym undermine
  2. 2[transitive] subvert something to try to destroy a person's belief in something or someone synonym undermine
noun [uncountable]
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