Synonyms for overturn


1. upset, overturn, turnover, inversion, upending
usage: the act of upsetting something; "he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed"
2. overturn, upset, success
usage: an improbable and unexpected victory; "the biggest upset since David beat Goliath"


1. overturn, turn over, tip over, tump over, turn
usage: turn from an upright or normal position; "The big vase overturned"; "The canoe tumped over"
2. overturn, tip over, turn over, upset, knock over, bowl over, tump over, move, displace
usage: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position; "The cat knocked over the flower vase"; "the clumsy customer turned over the vase"; "he tumped over his beer"
3. overrule, overturn, override, overthrow, reverse, rule, decree
usage: rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"
4. overthrow, subvert, overturn, bring down, depose, force out
usage: cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
5. revoke, annul, lift, countermand, reverse, repeal, overturn, rescind, vacate, cancel, strike down
usage: cancel officially; "He revoked the ban on smoking"; "lift an embargo"; "vacate a death sentence"
6. revolutionize, revolutionise, overturn, change, alter, modify
usage: change radically; "E-mail revolutionized communication in academe"
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