Synonyms for overturn

Synonyms for (noun) overturn

Synonyms: overturn, upset

Definition: an improbable and unexpected victory

Usage: the biggest upset since David beat Goliath

Similar words: success

Definition: an attainment that is successful

Usage: his success in the marathon was unexpected; his new play was a great success


Synonyms: turnover, overturn, upset

Definition: the act of upsetting something

Usage: he was badly bruised by the upset of his sled at a high speed

Similar words: inversion, upending

Definition: turning upside down; setting on end

Synonyms for (verb) overturn

Synonyms: revolutionise, revolutionize, overturn

Definition: change radically

Usage: E-mail revolutionized communication in academe

Similar words: alter, change, modify

Definition: cause to change; make different; cause a transformation

Usage: The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city; The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue


Synonyms: overthrow, overturn, override, overrule, reverse

Definition: rule against

Usage: The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill

Similar words: decree, rule

Definition: decide with authority

Usage: The King decreed that all firstborn males should be killed


Synonyms: vacate, countermand, overturn, lift, annul, repeal, rescind, reverse, revoke

Definition: cancel officially

Usage: He revoked the ban on smoking; lift an embargo; vacate a death sentence

Similar words: strike down, cancel

Definition: declare null and void; make ineffective

Usage: Cancel the election results; strike down a law


Synonyms: overturn, tump over, turn over, tip over

Definition: turn from an upright or normal position

Usage: The big vase overturned; The canoe tumped over

Similar words: turn

Definition: change orientation or direction, also in the abstract sense

Usage: Turn towards me; The mugger turned and fled before I could see his face; She turned from herself and learned to listen to others' needs


Synonyms: overturn, upset, bowl over, tump over, turn over, tip over, knock over

Definition: cause to overturn from an upright or normal position

Usage: The cat knocked over the flower vase; the clumsy customer turned over the vase; he tumped over his beer

Similar words: displace, move

Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense

Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant


Synonyms: subvert, overthrow, overturn, bring down

Definition: cause the downfall of; of rulers

Usage: The Czar was overthrown; subvert the ruling class

Similar words: depose, force out

Definition: force to leave (an office)