Definition of depose verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

depose

 verb
verb
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊz//
 
Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they depose
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊz//
 
he / she / it deposes
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊzɪz//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊzɪz//
 
past simple deposed
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊzd//
 
past participle deposed
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊzd//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊzd//
 
-ing form deposing
BrE BrE//dɪˈpəʊzɪŋ//
 
; NAmE NAmE//dɪˈpoʊzɪŋ//
 
 
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depose somebody to remove somebody, especially a ruler, from power The president was deposed in a military coup. Word Origin Middle English: from Old French deposer, from Latin deponere, from de- ‘down’ + ponere ‘place’, but influenced by Latin depositus and Old French poser ‘to place’.Extra examples He joined a rebellion to depose the repressive regime. Rallies in support of the deposed president have been taking place across the country. The left-wing government was threatened and eventually deposed by a right-wing junta.
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