Definition of dethrone in English:

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Pronunciation: /dēˈTHrōn/


[with object]
1Remove (a ruler, especially a monarch) from power.
Example sentences
  • When the emperor was dethroned, Diem replaced him.
  • Ivan Assen II, son of tsar Assen I, ascended to the throne in 1218 after dethroning the mediocre ruler Boril with the assistance of Russian and Kumanian troops.
  • In 525 B., Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, led a Persian invasion force that dethroned the last pharaoh of the 26th Dynasty.
1.1Remove from a position of authority or dominance: he dethroned the defending titleholder
More example sentences
  • Kerala dethroned defending champion Manipur to win its maiden title.
  • That's no way to dethrone the defending champs.
  • And despite some ragged games and contract holdouts at the beginning of the season, it will take some mighty tough play to dethrone the defending champions.



Pronunciation: /dəˈTHrōnmənt/
Example sentences
  • What then are our options in an era of late capitalism, which has exacerbated the idealistic-pragmatic divide and effectively witnessed the dethronement of all socialistic experiments?
  • On Wednesday, August 12, the celebrations will come to an end with the dethronement of King Puck at 5.30 pm.
  • So one positive side of my dethronement is the fact that I can now mingle with the masses, thanks to my newfound freedom.

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Syllabification: de·throne

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