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subvert

verb [T]
 
 
/sʌbˈvɜːt/ formal
to try to destroy the authority of a government, religion, etc: a plot to subvert the governmentTaking action against people in power
subversion
 
 
/səbˈvɜːʃən/ noun [U] formal
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