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 (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.
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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