Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To remove from the throne; depose.
  • transitive verb To remove from a prominent or powerful position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To remove or drive from a throne; depose; divest of royal authority and dignity.
  • To divest of rule, or of supreme power or authority.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To remove or drive from a throne; to depose; to divest of supreme authority and dignity.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb To depose; to forcibly relieve a monarch of the monarchy.
  • verb To remove any governing authority from power.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb remove a monarch from the throne

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

de- +‎ throne

Examples

  • The FTC's new labels dethrone the watt as the primary measure of a bulb's effectiveness and replace it with the lumen as a measure of light output.

    Climate Progress

  • Can "King Kong" dethrone "Titanic" as the biggest movie of all time?

    CNN Transcript Dec 9, 2005

  • Tila Tequila has reportedly claimed that she wants to "dethrone" Perez Hilton with her new gossip blog.

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  • Tila Tequila has reportedly claimed that she wants to "dethrone" Perez Hilton with her new gossip blog.

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  • And while there might still be some time before they manage to "dethrone" the impact that teens have on social networks, the elderly could easily reach a point where they dominate other websites.

    Softpedia News - Global

  • And with this field trying to "dethrone" you at the National Marathon, you'll have to run hard there.

    Runner's World: Daily News

  • The actions of the unconscious are so powerful and pervasive that they may 'dethrone' the conscious mind.

    The Stranger Within

  • In "Incognito," the neuroscientist and polymath David Eagleman argues that the actions of the unconscious are so powerful and pervasive that they "dethrone" the conscious mind and, when combined with the inescapable influences of genes, undermine our traditional ideas of self-control and free will.

    The Stranger Within

  • Hmmm. On a gay website, I was recently arguing with someone about California legislator Chuck DeVore, one of three Republicans vying for the GOP nomination to dethrone Barbara Boxer (D³) in the U.S. Senate.

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  • Primaries are good competition when respectful but in the end, you need one candidate to dethrone the Dem.

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