Definition of depose in English:

depose

Line breaks: de¦pose
Pronunciation: /dɪˈpəʊz
 
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verb

[with object]
1Remove from office suddenly and forcefully: he had been deposed by a military coup
More example sentences
  • His physicality is extraordinarily powerful, and he paces around the office like a miserably deposed silverback gorilla now unsure of anything other than his own brute strength.
  • But even though he was unceremoniously deposed from office last year, could the mild-mannered leader really be capable of such deeds?
  • Clergy members found guilty of such a charge can be admonished, removed from office or, in extreme cases, be deposed from holy orders - ‘unfrocked’.
Synonyms
2 Law Testify to or give (evidence) under oath, typically in a written statement: every affidavit shall state which of the facts deposed to are within the deponent’s knowledge
More example sentences
  • The documents which you have deposed to in the witness box and referred to are strictly in answer to the subpoena but in respect of which you claim privilege.
  • A person in the legal secretariat to the Law Officers deposed to the contrary.
  • He deposed to the fact that the two are ‘a genuine and committed couple’.
Synonyms
swear, testify, attest, undertake, assert, declare, profess, aver, submit, claim; swear on the Bible, swear under oath, state on oath, make a deposition, give an undertaking, solemnly promise
rare asseverate, represent

Origin

Middle English: from Old French deposer, from Latin deponere (see deponent), but influenced by Latin depositus and Old French poser 'to place'.

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