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1. overthrow  (noun) 
the termination of a ruler or institution (especially by force)



  More Specific:
subversion / subversive activity - the act of subverting


  More Generic:
    termination     ending     conclusion


2. overthrow  (noun) 
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"

  Also known as: upset, derangement


  More Generic:
    disturbance


3. overthrow  (verb) 
rule against; "The Republicans were overruled when the House voted on the bill"

  Also known as: overrule, overturn, override, reverse


  More Generic:
    rule     decree


4. overthrow  (verb) 
cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"

  Also known as: subvert, overturn, bring down


  More Specific:
revolutionize - overthrow by a revolution, of governments


  More Generic:
    depose     force out


 

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