Definition of dethrone in English:



  • 1Remove (a monarch) from power.

    ‘in January 1831 the Poles dethroned the Romanovs’
    • ‘Valen is the last of royal blood and no one will dethrone him because no one wants the country to fall out of the hands of your family.’
    • ‘In a kingdom of northern India in 1856, the British plot to dethrone the ruler, whom they consider effete, and turn the land over to be ruled by the East India Company.’
    • ‘In 1688 when the British Parliament dethroned James II and established political supremacy over the monarchy, its bill of rights became the fundamental, durable instrument of constitutional law.’
    • ‘The new constitution of 1945 dethroned the king and established a federal communist party state.’
    • ‘Other Mughal rulers held on to power with diminishing influence until the year 1858, when the British dethroned the last Mughal king Bahadur shah Zarfar II.’
    • ‘In 1952 Egypt's King Farouk was dethroned and replaced by the pro-Sudanese General Neguib.’
    • ‘In 525 B., Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, led a Persian invasion force that dethroned the last pharaoh of the 26th Dynasty.’
    • ‘Ivan Assen II, son of tsar Assen I, ascended to the throne in 1218 after dethroning the mediocre ruler Boril with the assistance of Russian and Kumanian troops.’
    • ‘The King is being dethroned, that's what's happening.’
    • ‘The King was only too happy to banish them from his kingdom and to remove their titles as the Duke and Duchess were gaining too much support, and King Gavonlee was afraid they would try to dethrone him.’
    • ‘The King was Tian's viceroy on earth and was enthroned or dethroned at his will.’
    • ‘As a result, attempts to dethrone Henry were poorly supported in England and the Yorkist pretenders (such as Lambert Simnel in 1487) failed to carry conviction.’
    • ‘For the first time in the history of Europe, a monarch was not only dethroned by the masses, but also executed.’
    • ‘The missile has been named after Zaheer uddin Babur, a Muslim commander from Central Asia who in the 15th century established Mughal dynasty, which ruled until 1857 when the last of its rulers was dethroned by the British.’
    • ‘A critical turning point occurred in 1319 when Rinchan, a Laddakhi Buddhist Bhotia, dethroned the Hindu ruler Sahdev, and married Sahdev's wife, Kotarani.’
    • ‘But, after Varennes, the mistrust built up by his long record of apparent ambivalence burst out into widespread demands from the populace of the capital and a number of radical publicists for the king to be dethroned.’
    • ‘As Eugene, Napoleon escapes by sea to return to Paris in hopes of dethroning the king and reinstating the republic.’
    • ‘When the emperor was dethroned, Diem replaced him.’
    • ‘Given these realities, anyone who opposes U.S. military action to dethrone him has a responsibility to suggest how he might otherwise be ushered out the back door of Baghdad.’
    • ‘The nine-year-old King Simeon II, of the same royal house as Queen Victoria's consort, Prince Albert, was dethroned by a referendum held while Soviet troops remained in Bulgaria after World War II.’
    1. 1.1 Remove from a position of authority or dominance.
      ‘he dethroned the defending title-holder’
      • ‘The king of beasts may soon be dethroned, as conflicts between African lions and humans contribute to the big cats' population decline.’
      • ‘After Tapia vacated the title in favour of a fruitless attempt to dethrone featherweight king Marco Antonio Barrera, Medina faced fellow Mexican Juan Manuel Marquez in February for the vacant IBF featherweight championship.’
      • ‘With Saturday's all-around finals set up as a Russian duel, Chaschina was asked if she could dethrone the reigning world champ.’
      • ‘It took ‘Bionic’ Bob Chamberlain to finally dethrone Bob Glass from his reign as king of the PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open.’
      • ‘That's no way to dethrone the defending champs.’
      • ‘‘A single villa can mark a landscape’, said Ruskin, ‘and dethrone a dynasty of hills’, rightly enough.’
      • ‘And later, a cold Budweiser creates a hot controversy in Germany, where they're ready to dethrone the ‘king of beers.’’
      • ‘Lanre Atijosan, also from Prendergast, then dethroned the reigning champion in the long jump with a mark of 5.65 metres.’
      • ‘If this was boxing, Wexford would now be the reigning champions, having dethroned Kilkenny.’
      • ‘When you started out as a pro and dethroned the King, Arnold Palmer, in his backyard at the 1962 U.S. Open, the public wasn't nearly as fond of you as it is now.’
      • ‘Andre Agassi was dethroned after a three-year reign at Key Biscayne but Serena Williams finds her crown still fits perfectly even after an eight-month layoff.’
      • ‘Hunter is confident that he has the ability to dethrone the defending champion.’
      • ‘I think Jay Cutler was at his best, but it wasn't good enough to dethrone the reigning Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman.’
      • ‘No sooner had gold asserted itself as an absolute monarch than it was dethroned.’
      • ‘Venus' next foe is Australia's Alicia Molik, who has confidence she can dethrone the queen of Flushing Meadows.’
      • ‘It remains to be seen whether America's king of the Tour is dethroned or retires at the very top with a seventh triumph.’
      • ‘Kerala dethroned defending champion Manipur to win its maiden title.’
      • ‘And despite some ragged games and contract holdouts at the beginning of the season, it will take some mighty tough play to dethrone the defending champions.’
      • ‘There was even a serious attempt to dethrone a batting king seven decades after he won his title.’
      • ‘If sustained, the cessation of great power war would dethrone military interaction from its millennia-long reign as the principal defining process of international systems.’
      depose, oust, uncrown, topple, overthrow, bring down, unseat, remove from office, dislodge, discharge, displace, supplant, usurp, overturn, dismiss, eject
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