Translation of "subvert" - English-Spanish dictionary

subvert

verb uk /səbˈvɜːt/ us /-ˈvɝːt/ formal

to try to destroy or damage something, especially an established political system

subvertir, minar, socavar las bases de
The rebel army is attempting to subvert the government.
Our best intentions are sometimes subverted by our natural tendency to selfishness.

(Translation of “subvert” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

subvert

verb /səbˈvəːt/

to overthrow or ruin completely (eg a person’s morals, loyalty, arguments, a government)

subvertir; trastornar
The ruling party was accused of trying to subvert the democratic process.
subversion /-ʃən, (American) -ʒən/ noun

subversión
subversive /-siv/ adjective

likely to destroy or overthrow (government, discipline in a school etc)

subversivo
That boy is a subversive influence in this class.

(Translation of “subvert” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)