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[dee-throhn] /diˈθroʊn/
verb (used with object), dethroned, dethroning.
to remove from a throne; depose.
to remove from any position of power or authority.
Origin of dethrone
1600-10; de- + throne
Related forms
dethronement, noun
dethroner, noun
undethroned, adjective Unabridged
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  • Eventually, tenured, she may be able to dethrone him and become the chair herself.
  • The right to punish the tyrant and that to dethrone him are the same thing.
  • Plots to dethrone him as leader have come to nothing.
  • We see that longterm dictatorship can exist if its head is brutal, ruthless and mighty or nobody is able to dethrone it.
  • It may dethrone things, but only those that didn't have a solid foundation to begin with.
British Dictionary definitions for dethrone


(transitive) to remove from a throne or deprive of any high position or title; depose: the champion was dethroned by a young boxer
Derived Forms
dethronement, noun
dethroner, noun
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Word Origin and History for dethrone

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

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