dethrone

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verb de·throne \di-ˈthrōn, dē-\

Definition of dethrone

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to remove from a throne or place of power or prominence dethrone a king trying to dethrone the champion

dethronement

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dethroner

noun

Examples of dethrone in a Sentence

  1. the nation's last monarch was dethroned in a popular uprising many years ago

Recent Examples of dethrone from the Web

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First Known Use of dethrone

1609


DETHRONE Defined for English Language Learners

dethrone

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verb

Definition of dethrone for English Language Learners

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


DETHRONE Defined for Kids

dethrone

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verb de·throne \di-ˈthrōn\

Definition of dethrone for Students

dethroned

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dethroning

  1. :  to remove (a king or queen) from power



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