Definition of oust
1a : to remove from or dispossess of property or position by legal action, by force, or by the compulsion of necessity The rebels ousted the dictator from power.b : to take away (something, such as a right or authority) : bar, remove The states do not like attempts by Congress to oust their jurisdiction.
2 : to take the place of : supplant must be careful that quantity does not oust quality — R. V. Williams
Examples of oust in a Sentence
The rebels ousted the dictator from power.
Large national banks are ousting local banks in many communities.
Recent Examples of oust from the Web
The termination of Jason Tomlinson, its former CFO, means that all three top officers of the troubled foundation have been ousted.
The loss of a financial backer puts pressure on Sony studio chief Tom Rothman, who replaced the ousted Amy Pascal in 2014.
Trump made calls to oust Kasich's pick for Ohio Republican Party chairman.
This marks the first formal legislation designed to oust the real-estate tycoon from the nation's highest office, and succeeds Green's impassioned call from the House floor for Trump's impeachment in May.
But the Fatah strongman would fall from grace after his forces were easily ousted from Gaza by Hamas in 2007.
The result ousted the current party chairman, Isaac Herzog, who came in a distant third with less than 17 percent of the vote.
As the thinking goes, these people are less likely to be exposed to information contrary to the posts their like-minded friends are sharing that could oust fake news and reveal the truth.
Just a few weeks later, Ailes, since ousted from Fox, is advising the Trump campaign ahead of the presidential debates. 15.
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Origin and Etymology of oust
Synonym Discussion of oust
OUST Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of oust for English Language Learners
: to cause or force (someone or something) to leave a position of power, a competition, etc.
: to take the place of (someone or something)
OUST Defined for Kids
Definition of oust for Students
: to force or drive out (as from office or from possession of something)
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