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Definition of "depose" [de•pose]

  • To remove from office or power. (verb-transitive)
  • To dethrone. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To state or affirm in a deposition or by affidavit. (verb-transitive)
  • Law To take a deposition from: Investigators will depose the witness behind closed doors. (verb-transitive)
  • To put or lay down; deposit. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "depose" in a sentence
  • "Some years later, Lawrence returns with a new wife, Sapphire, a human this time and it seems that things will return to normal but Lawrence still refuses to open the gate and the Vaethyr villagers grow more and more impatient and angry with him, so only Auberon' trust and support keeps them from trying to "depose" him."
  • "Clergy and lay deputies to a special convention of the diocese on November 7 voted to invite Bishop Duncan back into leadership of the diocese 50 days after the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church voted to remove ( "depose") him"
  • "Clergy and lay deputies to a special convention of the diocese on November 7 voted to invite Bishop Duncan back into leadership of the diocese 50 days after the House of Bishops of The Episcopal Church voted to remove ( "depose") him."