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overthrow

noun

1 overthrow

The termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force).

Roget 732: failure; nonsuccess, nonfulfillment; dead failure, successlessness; abortion, miscarriage; brutum fulmen etc. 158 [Lat.]; labor in vain etc. (inutility) 645; ... show more

Roget 162: destruction; waste, dissolution, breaking up; diruption, disruption; consumption; disorganization.    fall, downfall, devastation, ruin, perdition, crash; ... show more



2 overthrow

The act of disturbing the mind or body:
— She was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living.

synonyms: derangement, upset.

Roget 308: lowering etc. v.; depression; dip etc. (concavity) 252; abasement; detrusion; reduction.    overthrow, overset, overturn; ... show more

verb

1 overthrow

Cause the downfall of; of rulers:
— The Czar was overthrown.

synonyms: bring down, overturn, subvert.

Roget 162: be destroyed &c.; perish; fall to the ground; tumble, topple; go to pieces, fall to pieces; break up; crumble to dust; go to the dogs, go to the wall, go to smash, go to shivers, ... show more

Roget 308: depress, lower, let down, take down, let down a peg, take down a peg; cast; let drop, let fall; sink, debase, bring low, abase, reduce, ... show more

Roget 479: confute, refute, disprove; parry, negative, controvert, rebut, confound, disconfirm, redargue, expose, show the fallacy of, defeat; ... show more

Dutch: omverwerpen

2 overthrow

Rule against.

synonyms: override, overrule, overturn, reverse.

Roget 731: succeed; be successful etc. adj.; gain one's end, gain one's ends; crown with success.    gain a point, attain a point, carry a point, secure a point, win a point, win an object; get there [U.S.]; ... show more

Dutch: verwerpen


Moby thesaurus: Waterloo, about-face, accommodate, accommodation, adapt, adaptation, adjust, adjustment, alter, alteration, ameliorate, amelioration, answer, answer conclusively, apoplexy, apostasy, argue down, arise, beat, beating ... show more.

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