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dethrone

[ dee-throhn ]
/ diˈθroʊn /
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verb (used with object), de·throned, de·thron·ing.
to remove from a throne; depose.
to remove from any position of power or authority.
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Origin of dethrone

First recorded in 1600–10; de- + throne

OTHER WORDS FROM dethrone

de·throne·ment, nounde·thron·er, nounun·de·throned, adjective
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How to use dethrone in a sentence

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
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