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depose

verb

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1 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne)
  • a military junta deposed the dictator after he had bankrupted the country

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2 to make a solemn declaration under oath for the purpose of establishing a fact
  • she was nervous when the time to depose before the jury finally arrived

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3 to arrange something in a certain spot or position
  • deposed her fan and gloves on the dressing table

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The first known use of depose was in the 14th century

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“Depose.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/depose. Accessed 14 Aug. 2020.

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