Synonyms for Overthrow:
n.boycott, foment, defect, destabilize, agitate, chase, dislodge, demonstrate, blacklist. barricade, topple, 77, apostasy, agitation, move, agriterrorism, civil disobedience, horizontal, capsize, change, anarchy, bioterrorism, 911. tumble, unhorse, help. licking, thrashing, drubbing, massacre, Vanquishment, Dusting, trimming, whipping. •defeat (noun)
collapse, failure, beating, downfall.
oust, study at defeat, depose, topple.
derangement, overrule, bring down, override, upset, subvert, overturn, reverse.
v.•defeat, destroy (verb)
upset, subdue, topple, vanquish, overcome, conquer, overpower, beat, overturn, subvert, depose, bring down, oust, crush, tumble.
restructure, rebel, upset, mutiny, revolt.
overturn, subvert, bring down.
Usage examples for overthrow
From the swoon into which the Fine Arts were cast by the overthrow of the Roman Empire, they were long in waking: all that was learned or lofty was extinguished: of Painting, there remained but the memory, and of Sculpture, some broken stones, yet smothered in the ruins of temples and cities the rules which gave art its science were lost; the knowledge of colors was passed away, and that high spirit which filled Italy and Greece with shapes and sentiments allied to heaven, had expired. – Anecdotes of Painters, Engravers, Sculptors and Architects, and Curiosities of Art, (Vol. 2 of 3) by Shearjashub Spooner