how to pronounce subvert


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subvert is pronounced in two syllables

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An example use of subvert in a speech by a native speaker of american english:

“… to subvert democracy culminating in the …”

meanings of subvert


  1. To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.
  2. To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.
  3. To upturn convention from the foundation by undermining it (literally, to turn from beneath).


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subvert frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word subvert occurs in english on average 1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics subvert can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that subvert can be often used in the following areas:

1) communication, information, and media;

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