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verb (used with object), de·throned, de·thron·ing.
  1. to remove from a throne; depose.
  2. to remove from any position of power or authority.
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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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Related Words for dethrone

depose, dismiss, displace, degrade, unmake, discrown, uncrown

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British Dictionary definitions for dethrone


  1. (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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Derived Formsdethronement, noundethroner, noun
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Word Origin and History for dethrone


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

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