de·​throne | \ di-ˈthrōn How to pronounce dethrone (audio) , dē- \
dethroned; dethroning; dethrones

Definition of dethrone

transitive verb

: to remove from a throne or place of power or prominence dethrone a king trying to dethrone the champion

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dethronement \ di-​ˈthrōn-​mənt How to pronounce dethrone (audio) , dē-​ \ noun
dethroner noun

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Examples of dethrone in a Sentence

the nation's last monarch was dethroned in a popular uprising many years ago
Recent Examples on the Web PewDiePie had created an online campaign to compete with T-Series, an Indian media channel set to dethrone him. Mark Bergen,, "The North Carolina Kid Who Cracked YouTube’s Secret Code," 22 Dec. 2020 America has been top of the refining pack since the start of the oil age in the mid-nineteenth century, but China will dethrone the U.S. as early as next year, according to the International Energy Agency. Rachel Graham,, "China to Take Oil-Refining Crown Held by U.S. Since 19th Century," 21 Nov. 2020 With all that in place, Pittsburgh might be best positioned to dethrone the Chiefs in the AFC. Tim Bielik, cleveland, "Breaking down the rest of the Browns’ 2020 schedule in haiku: This Week in the Cleveland Browns," 9 Nov. 2020 Hope springs eternal for the other seven clubs that want to dethrone the defending champion Tritons. Emmett Hall,, "Federal League back in the swing of things for fall/winter season," 8 Oct. 2020 Honestly, this milkshake might dethrone apple pie as your new favorite fall dessert. Alex Darus, cleveland, "9 fall drinks to make at home," 24 Sep. 2020 The Buffalo Bills, hoping to dethrone the Patriots atop the AFC East, start out one spot ahead of New England at No. 7. Simmi Buttar, Star Tribune, "Mahomes, Chiefs on top of season's first AP Pro32 poll," 15 Sep. 2020 Thiem is part of the younger generation of players from whom much was expected but had been unable to dethrone the aging trio of Roger Federer, Rafael Nadal and Novak Djokovic. Matias Grez And Patrick Snell, CNN, "Dominic Thiem dedicates US Open win to family after 'so many sacrifices'," 14 Sep. 2020 He's faced with the task of trying to dethrone Pelosi, a mainstay Democratic figure and fundraising powerhouse with more than $6.47 million cash on hand. Caitlin Conant, CBS News, "Trump praises resolve of Flight 93 passengers and crew on 9/11 anniversary," 11 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of dethrone

1609, in the meaning defined above

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10 Jan 2021

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“Dethrone.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Jan. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of dethrone

: to take away the power and authority of (a king or queen) : to remove (a king or queen) from power


de·​throne | \ di-ˈthrōn How to pronounce dethrone (audio) \
dethroned; dethroning

Kids Definition of dethrone

: to remove (a king or queen) from power

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