dethrone c.1600; see DE- (Cf. de-) (privative) + THRONE (Cf. throne). Related: Dethroned; dethroning.

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  • dethrone — de*throne (d[ e]*thr[=o]n ), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Dethroned} (d[ e]*thr[=o]nd ); p. pr. & vb. n. {Dethroning}.] [Pref. de + throne: cf. F. d[ e]tr[^o]ner; pref. d[ e] (L. dis ) + tr[^o]ne throne. See {Throne}.] To remove or drive from a throne;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • dethrone — index demote, depose (remove), dislodge, overthrow, rebel, supplant Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • dethrone — [v] oust degrade, depose, discrown, dismiss, displace, uncrown, unmake; concepts 298,320 Ant. crown, enthrone, put in power …   New thesaurus

  • dethroné — Dethroné, [dethron]ée. participe …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • dethrone — ► VERB 1) remove (a monarch) from power. 2) remove from a position of authority or dominance. DERIVATIVES dethronement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • dethrone — [dē thrōn′] vt. dethroned, dethroning 1. to remove from a throne; depose 2. to oust from any high position dethronement n. dethroner n …   English World dictionary

  • dethrone — transitive verb Date: 1609 to remove from a throne or place of power or prominence < dethrone a king > < trying to dethrone the champion > • dethronement noun • dethroner noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • dethrone — UK [dɪˈθrəʊn] / US [dɪˈθroʊn] verb [transitive] Word forms dethrone : present tense I/you/we/they dethrone he/she/it dethrones present participle dethroning past tense dethroned past participle dethroned 1) to remove a king or queen from power 2) …   English dictionary

  • dethrone — de|throne [dıˈθrəun US ˈθroun] v [T] 1.) to remove a king or queen from power 2.) to remove someone from a position of authority or importance ▪ an attempt to dethrone the senator ▪ Douglas dethroned Tyson in a fight that shook the boxing world.… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dethrone — dethronement, n. dethroner, n. /dee throhn /, v.t., dethroned, dethroning. 1. to remove from a throne; depose. 2. to remove from any position of power or authority. [1600 10; DE + THRONE] * * * …   Universalium

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