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Meaning & Definition of Overthrow in English

English

Overthrow

/oʊvərθroʊ/

noun

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

    synonym:
  • overthrow

2. The act of disturbing the mind or body

  • "His carelessness could have caused an ecological upset"
  • "She was unprepared for this sudden overthrow of their normal way of living"
    synonym:
  • upset
  • ,
  • derangement
  • ,
  • overthrow

verb

1. Cause the downfall of

  • Of rulers
  • "The czar was overthrown"
  • "Subvert the ruling class"
    synonym:
  • overthrow
  • ,
  • subvert
  • ,
  • overturn
  • ,
  • bring down

2. Rule against

  • "The republicans were overruled when the house voted on the bill"
    synonym:
  • overrule
  • ,
  • overturn
  • ,
  • override
  • ,
  • overthrow
  • ,
  • reverse