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subvert

Pronunciation: /səbˈvɜːrt; səbˈvɜːt/

Translation of subvert in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo

[formal]
  • 1 (undermine) [government/system] socavar las bases de; [authority] minar; [role] trastocar*
    Example sentences
    • Please reject this underhanded attempt to subvert democracy in Illinois.
    • Even exercising our vote may turn out to be no more than palliative in a democracy continually subverted by the power of money.
    • She clearly sees this as an attempt by the Republicans to steal her vote and subvert the system.

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The current Spanish Constitution (Constitución Española) was approved in the Cortes Generales in December 1978. It describes Spain as a parliamentary monarchy, gives sovereign power to the people through universal suffrage, recognizes the plurality of religions, and transfers responsibility for defense from the armed forces to the government. The Constitution was generally well received, except in the Basque Country, whose desire for independence it did not satisfy. It is considered to have facilitated the successful transition from dictatorship to democracy.