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synonyms for overthrew

  • abolish
  • conquer
  • crush
  • depose
  • dethrone
  • eradicate
  • oust
  • overcome
  • overrun
  • overturn
  • put an end to
  • raze
  • subdue
  • subvert
  • topple
  • unseat
  • vanquish
  • beat
  • demolish
  • exterminate
  • level
  • liquidate
  • overpower
  • overwhelm
  • purge
  • ruin
  • subjugate
  • terminate
  • tip
  • tumble
  • upend
  • upset
  • bring down
  • bring to ruin
  • do away with
  • knock down
  • knock over
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antonyms for overthrew

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  • establish
  • fail
  • institute
  • lose
  • release
  • retreat
  • surrender
  • uphold
  • yield
  • build
  • construct
  • create
  • hold
  • keep
  • straighten
  • give in
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How to use overthrew in a sentence

Rome in an early period in her history overthrew Alba Longa and succeeded to her place at the head of the confederacy.
THE TWO GREAT REPUBLICS: ROME AND THE UNITED STATESJAMES HAMILTON LEWIS
It plunged Europe into a conflict which cost millions of lives, and which overthrew the entire states system of the continent.
ENCYCLOPAEDIA BRITANNICA, 11TH EDITION, VOLUME 11, SLICE 8VARIOUS
In a speech of three hours' length, he completely overthrew the accusations of his enemies, and was triumphantly acquitted.
THE INDIAN: ON THE BATTLE-FIELD AND IN THE WIGWAMJOHN FROST
This overthrew at once and forever the ancient doctrine, which included so many and various "catarrhal" diseases.
AN EPITOME OF THE HISTORY OF MEDICINEROSWELL PARK
No book ever made so great a revolution in the mode of thinking, overthrew so many prejudices, introduced so many new opinions.
IS SHAKESPEARE DEAD?MARK TWAIN
The combined efforts of the great powers of Europe overthrew Napoleon early in the year 1814.
BATTLES OF ENGLISH HISTORYH. B. (HEREFORD BROOKE) GEORGE
At one single volley Maître Jean's culverin overthrew the palisade.
THE LIFE OF JOAN OF ARC, VOL. 1 AND 2 (OF 2)ANATOLE FRANCE
It was very rich and powerful, and therefore disliked by the clergy, who finally overthrew it.
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One circumstance which had not been calculated on—the magnanimity of Gustavus— overthrew this deceitful policy.
THE THIRTY YEARS WAR, COMPLETEFRIEDRICH SCHILLER
It was the invention of gunpowder that eventually overthrew chivalry.
VIEW OF THE STATE OF EUROPE DURING THE MIDDLE AGES, VOL. 3 (OF 3)HENRY HALLAM
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