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 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.
Since 2015, forces loyal to President Abdrabbuh Mansour Hadi have been fighting against Houthi rebels, a Shiite insurgency aligned with former President Ali Abdullah Saleh, ousted in 2012.
In the aftermath of the beating and allegations, voters ousted Barton after four terms by an almost two-to-one margin on Aug. 25, 2015.
The King of Saudi Arabia promoted his son to be next in line for the throne, ousting the previous heir.
In a letter Monday to Fed Chair Janet Yellen, the Democrat says the Fed should exercise its authority under federal law and oust the board members for failing to have adequate risk-management practices that would have alerted them to the scandal.
That year, the pension board ousted its longtime director.
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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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