Synonyms for overthrow:
Sense 2 (noun)
Sense 3 (noun)
Sense 4 (noun)
ruin, undoing, subversion.
defeat, destroy (verb)
raze, ruin, tumble, conquer, abolish, crush, knock over, exterminate, topple, overwhelm, subdue, upset, terminate, subjugate, subvert, beat, bring down, overcome, vanquish, demolish, eradicate, overpower, overturn.
Usage examples for overthrow:
- So firmly did he set himself on his four legs that those that dashed at him did not overthrow him. - "The King of Ireland's Son", Padraic Colum.
- It seems, however, that the overthrow of the Chinese empire by the Mongul Tartars, was an event not to be regretted by the nation at large. - "Travels in China, Containing Descriptions, Observations, and Comparisons, Made and Collected in the Course of a Short Residence at the Imperial Palace of Yuen-Min-Yuen, and on a Subsequent Journey through the Country from Pekin to Canton", John Barrow.
- 18. If we divide the book of Ezekiel into two equal parts of twenty- four chapters each, the first part contains prophecies delivered before the overthrow of Jerusalem. - "Companion to the Bible", E. P. Barrows.