Definition of unseat in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˌənˈsēt/


[with object]
1Cause (someone) to fall from a horse or bicycle.
Example sentences
  • Hannah Blumenthal, 52, a freelance pony rider, was severely injured when she was unseated from a horse on Friday morning at Belmont Park.
  • Bravo, 33, was riding Maid of Sunlight, who was squeezed in tight quarters and unseated him when she fell.
  • Jockey Alejandro Marcial was taken to a hospital on Sunday after his horse, Ski Away, broke down, unseating him in the first race at Arlington Park.
1.1Remove from a position of power or authority.
Example sentences
  • Opposition youth movements such as Ukraine's Pora and Serbia's Otpor have been instrumental in unseating governments in their respective countries.
  • But no one, not even Wahid, is suggesting that the military as an institution is behind any attempt to unseat the government.
  • The AL, the main opposition party, has decided to resort to street agitation to unseat the government.
depose, oust, remove from office, topple, overthrow, bring down, overturn, eject, dislodge, supplant;

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Syllabification: un·seat

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