What does depose mean?

Definitions for deposedɪˈpoʊz

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word depose.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. depose, force out(verb)

    force to leave (an office)

  2. swear, depose, depone(verb)

    make a deposition; declare under oath


  1. depose(Verb)

    To put down; to lay down; to deposit; to lay aside; to put away.

  2. depose(Verb)

    To remove (a leader) from (high) office, without killing the incumbent.

    A deposed monarch may go into exile as pretender to the lost throne, hoping to be restored on it in a next revolution

  3. depose(Verb)

    To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition

  4. depose(Verb)

    To take, swear an oath.

  5. depose(Verb)

    To interrogate and elicit testimony during a deposition, typically by a lawyer.

    After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.

  6. depose(Verb)

    To testify; to bear witness; to claim; to assert; to affirm.

  7. Origin: Recorded since c.1300, from deposer, from de- "down" + poser "to put, place". Deposition (1494 in the legal sense) belongs to deposit, but that related word and depose became totally confused

Webster Dictionary

  1. Depose(verb)

    to lay down; to divest one's self of; to lay aside

  2. Depose(verb)

    to let fall; to deposit

  3. Depose(verb)

    to remove from a throne or other high station; to dethrone; to divest or deprive of office

  4. Depose(verb)

    to testify under oath; to bear testimony to; -- now usually said of bearing testimony which is officially written down for future use

  5. Depose(verb)

    to put under oath

  6. Depose(verb)

    to bear witness; to testify under oath; to make deposition

  7. Origin: [FF. dposer, in the sense of L. deponere to put down; but from pref. d- (L. de) + poser to place. See Pose, Pause.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Depose

    de-pōz′, v.t. to remove from a high station: to degrade: to strip: to attest: (Shak.) to examine on oath.—adj. Depos′able.—n. Depos′al. [Fr.,—L. de, from, pausāre, to pause, (late) to place.]

Anagrams for depose »

  1. speedo, Speedo

  2. Speedo


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of depose in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of depose in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Charles de LEUSSE:

    When we pose as a victim, we quickly filed our patent of victim. (Quand en victime, on se pose, - Son brevet, vite, on dépose.)

  2. Alan Dershowitz:

    The key point here is whether accusations against me are true or false, and it's not a fishing expedition to be able to depose her.

  3. Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid:

    The Republican House is in a sad state. Last week, the far right showed that it can depose a speaker, and has emerged more powerful than ever before. Members of the House will hold their leadership elections in the coming days, and I hope they elect sensible leaders.

Images & Illustrations of depose

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Translations for depose

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • детронирам, давам показания, давам клетва, депонирамBulgarian
  • niederlegen, aussagen, deponieren, bezeugen, entthronen, verhören, unter, EidGerman
  • deponerSpanish
  • suistaa vallastaFinnish
  • déposerFrench
  • aithríoghadh, fianaise a thabhairt, (Ceannaire) do briseadh amachIrish
  • הדיחHebrew
  • tanúsít, eltávolít, leteszHungarian
  • neerleggen, afzetten, getuigenDutch
  • zeznać żePolish
  • deporPortuguese
  • depune, detronare, a depune mărturie, mărturisiRomanian
  • низлага́ть, низложи́тьRussian
  • svrgnutiSerbo-Croatian

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