- to remove from a throne; depose.
- to remove from any position of power or authority.
Origin of dethrone
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Examples from the Web for dethrone
That project, of course, failed to get much of an audience, or to dethrone Limbaugh.Happy Huckabee Gets Mad
May 6, 2014
I expect the acrimony and sexualized slander to reach a new pitch next year in an attempt to dethrone Palin.Stop Calling Them Sluts
November 1, 2010
Three strong contenders each hoped to dethrone the Senate majority leader, the ultimate Washington insider.Women Rule Primary Night
June 9, 2010
When the latter so arrogantly assumed the command, Hiens became very restive, and was waiting for an opportunity to dethrone him.
She will again seek to dethrone Religion, and enthrone Reason.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
But the dream required that he should dethrone his grandfather.The Posthumous Works of Thomas De Quincey, Vol. 1 (2 vols)
Thomas De Quincey
So it is with all the holy things of God: if I dethrone them they will uncrown me.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
And destiny is but the phantom we invoke to silence the one, to dethrone the other!The Last Of The Barons, Complete
- (tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; deposethe champion was dethroned by a young boxer
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Word Origin and History for dethrone
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