The difference between Abrogate and Subvert

When used as verbs, abrogate means to annul by an authoritative act, whereas subvert means to overturn from the foundation.

Abrogate is also adjective with the meaning: abrogated.

Subvert is also noun with the meaning: an advertisement created by subvertising.

check bellow for the other definitions of Abrogate and Subvert

  1. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To annul by an authoritative act; to abolish by the authority of the maker or her or his successor; to repeal; — applied to the repeal of laws, decrees, ordinances, the abolition of customs, etc.

  2. Abrogate as a verb (transitive):

    To put an end to; to do away with.

  3. Abrogate as a verb (molecular biology, transitive):

    To block a process or function.

  1. Abrogate as an adjective (archaic):

    Abrogated; abolished.

  1. Subvert as a verb (transitive):

    To overturn from the foundation; to overthrow; to ruin utterly.

  2. Subvert as a verb (transitive):

    To pervert, as the mind, and turn it from the truth; to corrupt; to confound.


    "A dictator stays in power only as long as he manages to subvert the will of his people."

  3. Subvert as a verb (transitive):

    To upturn convention from the foundation by undermining it (literally, to turn from beneath).

  1. Subvert as a noun:

    An advertisement created by subvertising.