Definition of depose
- plotting to depose the king
- a deposed military leader
- deposing the sacrament in a carved recess
- —Francis Berry
- deposed before the court that he had seen the defendant enter the building
a military junta deposed the dictator after he had bankrupted the country
she was nervous when the time to depose before the jury finally arrived
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
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to lessen the seriousness or strength of
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