Definition of dethrone
: to remove from a throne or place of power or prominence dethrone a king trying to dethrone the champion
dethronementplay \-mənt\ noun
Examples of dethrone in a Sentence
the nation's last monarch was dethroned in a popular uprising many years ago
Recent Examples of dethrone from the Web
Will the reigning champ, Rihanna T, go for a three-peat as the Dancehall Queen of Pittsburgh or will one of her rivals dethrone her?
Gavrilova, who was chasing her first WTA title at the French Open warmup, would also have dethroned Stosur as the Australian No. 1 player with a win.
The amount of U.S. electricity generated from natural gas rose to 33.8 percent in 2016 from 24.7 percent in 2011, effectively dethroning coal as the long-dominant source of power nationwide.
Davenport, the 1998 champion, was dethroned by Williams in the semifinals the following year.
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First Known Use of dethrone
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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
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Definition of dethrone for Students
: to remove (a king or queen) from power
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