unthrone

verb
un·throne | \ ˌən-ˈthrōn \
unthroned; unthroning; unthrones

Definition of unthrone 

transitive verb

: to remove from or as if from a throne

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Synonyms & Antonyms for unthrone

Synonyms

defrock, depose, deprive, dethrone, displace, oust, uncrown, unmake, unseat

Antonyms

crown, enthrone, throne

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Examples of unthrone in a Sentence

the board of directors unthroned the CEO when it became clear that he was not going to reverse the company's sagging fortunes anytime soon

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Under Armour and Curry still have work to do to unthrone Nike and the King, but the Curry 4 is a promising indication of where UA could be in a couple years time. Jake Woolf, GQ, "The Best Basketball Sneakers to Wear (and Ball In) Right Now," 14 Dec. 2017

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First Known Use of unthrone

1611, in the meaning defined above

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unthriving

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untidy

untie

untight

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