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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