dethrone

[ dee-throhn ]
/ diˈθroʊn /

verb (used with object), de·throned, de·thron·ing.

to remove from a throne; depose.
to remove from any position of power or authority.

Nearby words

  1. detersive,
  2. detest,
  3. detestable,
  4. detestation,
  5. dethatch,
  6. detick,
  7. detinue,
  8. detmold,
  9. detonate,
  10. detonation

Origin of dethrone

First recorded in 1600–10; de- + throne

Related formsde·throne·ment, nounde·thron·er, nounun·de·throned, adjective

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British Dictionary definitions for dethrone

dethrone

/ (dɪˈθrəʊn) /

verb

(tr) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; deposethe champion was dethroned by a young boxer
Derived Formsdethronement, noundethroner, noun

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Word Origin and History for dethrone

dethrone

v.

c.1600; see de- (privative) + throne. Related: Dethroned; dethroning.

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