unseat

verb un·seat \ ˌən-ˈsēt \
Updated on: 9 Nov 2017

Definition of unseat

transitive verb
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

  1. He unseated an incumbent senator.

  2. The horse bucked and unseated its rider.

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First Known Use of unseat

1596


UNSEAT Defined for English Language Learners

unseat

verb

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

unseat

verb un·seat \ ˌən-ˈsēt \

Definition of unseat for Students

unseated; unseating
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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