Synonyms and Antonyms of oust
1 to drive or force out she was ousted from her job after it was proven she'd been pilfering company supplies Synonyms of oust 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 outWords Related to oust 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 of oust accept, admit, receive, take, take in; welcome; entertain, harbor, house, lodge, shelter
2 to remove from a position of prominence or power (as a throne) the people finally rose up and ousted the corrupt dictator Synonyms of oust defrock, deprive, dethrone, displace, depose, uncrown, unmake, unseat, unthroneWords Related to oust 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 of oust baptize, inaugurate, induct, initiate, install, instate, invest; appoint, designate, electAntonyms of oust crown, enthrone, throne
3 to end the occupancy or possession of the squatters were forcibly ousted from the abandoned building Synonyms of oust divest, expropriate, dispossessWords Related to oust deforce, evict; disfurnish, strip; bereave, deprive, disinherit; annex, appropriate, commandeer, impound, seize, take over, usurp
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