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Subversion Definition in Context – 601 Words

Subversion definition in real context from the book, 601 Words You Need to Know to Pass Your Exam with illustrations. Practice reading and listening comprehension in authentic context with the word, subversion.

/səbˈvɜː.ʃən/ US /-ˈvɝː-/ (noun)

Subversion definition

an activity or plan against the government or the established authority to undermine, weaken or overthrow it, coup d’état, sedition, rebellion, mutiny, treason, insurrection


Subversion refers to a process by which the values and principles of a system in place are contradicted or reversed in an attempt to transform the established social order and its structures of power, authority, hierarchy, and social norms. Subversion can be described as an attack on the public morale and, “the will to resist intervention are the products of combined political and social or class loyalties which are usually attached to national symbols.

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Parts of speech

Verb: subvert

Adjective: subversive

Adverb: subversively

Noun: subversiveness

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