Synonyms and Antonyms of depose

  1. 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 Synonyms defrock, deprive, dethrone, displace, oust, uncrown, unmake, unseat, unthrone Related Words can, cashier, discharge, dismiss, fire, muster out, remove, retire, sack; overthrow, subvert, supplant, topple, usurp; banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, drum (out), eject, expel, extrude, rout, run off, throw out Near Antonyms baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, invest; appoint, designate, elect Antonyms crown, enthrone, throne

  2. 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 Synonyms attest, testify, swear, witnessRelated Words verify; vouch; promise, vow

  3. 3 to arrange something in a certain spot or position deposed her fan and gloves on the dressing table Synonyms place, deposit, dispose, emplace, fix, lay, position, put, set, set up, situate, stickRelated Words move, rearrange, reorder, shift; orient; establish, locate, plant, settle; clap, flop, plank, plop, plump, plunk (or plonk), plunk down, slap; ensconce, niche; assemble, collect; carry; berth, park; affix, anchor, lock, lodge, wedge; array, lay out, line up, queue, rank; set downNear Antonyms relocate, remove, take; banish; dislodge, displace, replace, supersede, supplant

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