Dictionary.com

dethrone

[ dee-throhn ]
/ diˈθroʊn /
Save This Word!

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

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

QUIZZES

QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!

Were you ready for a quiz on this topic? Well, here it is! See how well you can differentiate between the uses of "was" vs. "were" in this quiz.
Question 1 of 7
“Was” is used for the indicative past tense of “to be,” and “were” is only used for the subjunctive past tense.

Meet Grammar Coach

Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar helpImprove Your Writing

Meet Grammar Coach

Improve Your Writing
Write or paste your essay, email, or story into Grammar Coach and get grammar help

Origin of dethrone

First recorded in 1600–10; de- + throne

OTHER WORDS FROM dethrone

de·throne·ment, nounde·thron·er, nounun·de·throned, adjective
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2021

Example sentences from the Web for dethrone

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 forms of dethrone

dethronement, noundethroner, noun
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
FEEDBACK