Thesaurus

oust

verb

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 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. 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. 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

Synonym Discussion of oust

eject, expel, oust, evict mean to drive or force out. eject carries an especially strong implication of throwing or thrusting out from within as a physical action.
    • ejected an obnoxious patron from the bar
expel stresses a thrusting out or driving away especially permanently which need not be physical.
    • a student expelled from college
oust implies removal or dispossession by power of the law or by force or compulsion.
    • police ousted the squatters
evict chiefly applies to turning out of house and home.
    • evicted for nonpayment of rent


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