Definition of unseat
1 : to dislodge from one's seat especially on horseback
2 : to remove from a place or position; especially : to remove from political office
Examples of unseat in a Sentence
He unseated an incumbent senator.
The horse bucked and unseated its rider.
Recent Examples of unseat from the Web
Cheney joins several other Democrats in seeking the Democratic nomination in the March 20 primary and a chance to unseat Roskam in Nov. 6, 2018, general election.
But anyone who thinks Lagow has been unseated simply because of some hot-and-cold performances last season is wide of the mark.
Also, its hot-selling Rogue compact SUV is on track to unseat the Toyota Camry as the most popular car or SUV in the U.S. for the year.
Mylan shareholders today did not unseat the drug maker’s board of directors, despite calls for an ouster over the EpiPen pricing scandals and remarkably large executive salaries.
The votes follow an effort by a group of investors to unseat some Mylan directors and reject the company's pay plan, and an unusually public back-and-forth between the board and the largest U.S. proxy adviser on the same issues.
Kohl’s first attempt to unseat Social Democratic Chancellor Helmut Schmidt failed in 1976, but Kohl seized his chance six years later, taking power on Oct. 1, 1982 when a junior coalition party switched sides.
The opposition, a loose alliance of parties, has been trying to unseat the ruling socialist regime since Chavez rose to power almost two decades ago.
Attempts to unseat a few more legislators with democratic or separatist leanings are currently underway.
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First Known Use of unseat
UNSEAT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of unseat for English Language Learners
: to remove (someone or something) from a position of power or authority
: to cause (someone) to fall from a seat or saddle
UNSEAT Defined for Kids
Definition of unseat for Students
1 : to remove from a position of authority The mayor was unseated in the election.
2 : to cause to fall from a seat or saddle
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