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dethrone Line breaks: de|throne
Pronunciation: /diːˈθrəʊn/

Definition of dethrone in English:


[with object]
1Remove (a monarch) from power: in January 1831 the Poles dethroned the Romanovs
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  • 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 title-holder
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  • 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.
depose, oust, uncrown, topple, overthrow, bring down, unseat, remove from office, dislodge, discharge, displace, supplant, usurp, overturn, dismiss, eject
archaic unthrone


Pronunciation: /diːˈθrəʊnm(ə)nt/
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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