Synonyms and Antonyms of oust

  1. 1 to drive or force out she was ousted from her job after it was proven she'd been pilfering company supplies Synonyms banish, boot (out), bounce, cast out, chase, dismiss, drum (out), expel, extrude, kick out, eject, out, rout, run off, throw out, turf (out) [chiefly British], turn outRelated Words deforce, deport, displace, dispossess, evict, exile, expatriate, ostracize, read out, shut out; ax (or axe), can, cashier, defenestrate, discharge, fire, muster out, pink-slip, release, remove, retire, sack, terminateNear Antonyms accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter

  2. 2 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne) the people finally rose up and ousted the corrupt dictator Synonyms defrock, deprive, dethrone, displace, depose, uncrown, unmake, unseat, unthroneRelated 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 outNear Antonyms baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, invest; appoint, designate, electAntonyms crown, enthrone, throne

  3. 3 to end the occupancy or possession of the squatters were forcibly ousted from the abandoned building Synonyms divest, expropriate, dispossessRelated Words deforce, evict; disfurnish, strip; bereave, deprive, disinherit; annex, appropriate, commandeer, impound, seize, take over, usurp

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contemplative of or relative to the past

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