Definition of dethrone in English:



  • 1Remove (a monarch) from power.

    ‘in January 1831 the Poles dethroned the Romanovs’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘In 1952 Egypt's King Farouk was dethroned and replaced by the pro-Sudanese General Neguib.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The King was Tian's viceroy on earth and was enthroned or dethroned at his will.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘For the first time in the history of Europe, a monarch was not only dethroned by the masses, but also executed.’
    • ‘In 525 B., Cambyses, the son of Cyrus the Great, led a Persian invasion force that dethroned the last pharaoh of the 26th Dynasty.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The new constitution of 1945 dethroned the king and established a federal communist party state.’
    • ‘The King is being dethroned, that's what's happening.’
    • ‘A critical turning point occurred in 1319 when Rinchan, a Laddakhi Buddhist Bhotia, dethroned the Hindu ruler Sahdev, and married Sahdev's wife, Kotarani.’
    • ‘As Eugene, Napoleon escapes by sea to return to Paris in hopes of dethroning the king and reinstating the republic.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘When the emperor was dethroned, Diem replaced him.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 Remove from a position of authority or dominance.
      ‘he dethroned the defending title-holder’
      • ‘Kerala dethroned defending champion Manipur to win its maiden title.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘And later, a cold Budweiser creates a hot controversy in Germany, where they're ready to dethrone the ‘king of beers.’’
      • ‘It took ‘Bionic’ Bob Chamberlain to finally dethrone Bob Glass from his reign as king of the PBA Senior Pennsylvania Open.’
      • ‘I think Jay Cutler was at his best, but it wasn't good enough to dethrone the reigning Mr. Olympia, Ronnie Coleman.’
      • ‘It remains to be seen whether America's king of the Tour is dethroned or retires at the very top with a seventh triumph.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘The king of beasts may soon be dethroned, as conflicts between African lions and humans contribute to the big cats' population decline.’
      • ‘With Saturday's all-around finals set up as a Russian duel, Chaschina was asked if she could dethrone the reigning world champ.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There was even a serious attempt to dethrone a batting king seven decades after he won his title.’
      • ‘Lanre Atijosan, also from Prendergast, then dethroned the reigning champion in the long jump with a mark of 5.65 metres.’
      • ‘That's no way to dethrone the defending champs.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Hunter is confident that he has the ability to dethrone the defending champion.’
      • ‘If this was boxing, Wexford would now be the reigning champions, having dethroned Kilkenny.’
      • ‘‘A single villa can mark a landscape’, said Ruskin, ‘and dethrone a dynasty of hills’, rightly enough.’
      depose, oust, uncrown, topple, overthrow, bring down, unseat, remove from office, dislodge, discharge, displace, supplant, usurp, overturn, dismiss, eject
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