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de·pose

 (dĭ-pōz′)
v. de·posed, de·pos·ing, de·pos·es
v.tr.
1.
a. To remove from office or power.
b. To dethrone.
2. Law To take a deposition from: Investigators will depose the witness behind closed doors.
v.intr. Law
To give testimony by affidavit or deposition.

[Middle English deposen, from Old French deposer, alteration (influenced by poser, to put) of Latin dēpōnere, to put down; see depone.]

de·pos′a·ble adj.

depose

(dɪˈpəʊz)
vb
1. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) (tr) to remove from an office or position, esp one of power or rank
2. (Law) law to testify or give (evidence, etc) on oath, esp when taken down in writing; make a deposition
[C13: from Old French deposer to put away, put down, from Late Latin dēpōnere to depose from office, from Latin: to put aside; see depone]
deˈposable adj
deˈposer n

de•pose

(dɪˈpoʊz)

v. -posed, -pos•ing. v.t.
1. to remove from office or position, esp. high office.
2. to testify or affirm under oath, esp. in writing.
3. to take the deposition of; examine under oath: Two lawyers deposed the witness.
v.i.
4. to give sworn testimony, esp. in writing.
[1250–1300; Middle English < Old French deposer to put down =de- de- + poser < Vulgar Latin *posāre, Late Latin pausāre; see pose1]
de•pos′a•ble, adj.
de•pos′er, n.

depose


Past participle: deposed
Gerund: deposing

Imperative
depose
depose
Present
I depose
you depose
he/she/it deposes
we depose
you depose
they depose
Preterite
I deposed
you deposed
he/she/it deposed
we deposed
you deposed
they deposed
Present Continuous
I am deposing
you are deposing
he/she/it is deposing
we are deposing
you are deposing
they are deposing
Present Perfect
I have deposed
you have deposed
he/she/it has deposed
we have deposed
you have deposed
they have deposed
Past Continuous
I was deposing
you were deposing
he/she/it was deposing
we were deposing
you were deposing
they were deposing
Past Perfect
I had deposed
you had deposed
he/she/it had deposed
we had deposed
you had deposed
they had deposed
Future
I will depose
you will depose
he/she/it will depose
we will depose
you will depose
they will depose
Future Perfect
I will have deposed
you will have deposed
he/she/it will have deposed
we will have deposed
you will have deposed
they will have deposed
Future Continuous
I will be deposing
you will be deposing
he/she/it will be deposing
we will be deposing
you will be deposing
they will be deposing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been deposing
you have been deposing
he/she/it has been deposing
we have been deposing
you have been deposing
they have been deposing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been deposing
you will have been deposing
he/she/it will have been deposing
we will have been deposing
you will have been deposing
they will have been deposing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been deposing
you had been deposing
he/she/it had been deposing
we had been deposing
you had been deposing
they had been deposing
Conditional
I would depose
you would depose
he/she/it would depose
we would depose
you would depose
they would depose
Past Conditional
I would have deposed
you would have deposed
he/she/it would have deposed
we would have deposed
you would have deposed
they would have deposed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.depose - force to leave (an office)
boot out, drum out, oust, expel, kick out, throw out - remove from a position or office; "The chairman was ousted after he misappropriated funds"
overthrow, subvert, bring down, overturn - cause the downfall of; of rulers; "The Czar was overthrown"; "subvert the ruling class"
2.depose - make a deposition; declare under oath
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"

depose

verb oust, dismiss, displace, degrade, downgrade, cashier, demote, dethrone, remove from office The president was deposed in a coup.

depose

verb
Law. To give evidence or testimony under oath:
Law: depone.
Idioms: bear witness, take the stand.
Translations
يَخْلَع، يَعْزِل
sesadit
afsætte
eltávolítlemondatletesztanúsít
steypa af stóli
atceltgāzt
zosadiť
iktidardan düşürmektahttan indirmek

depose

[dɪˈpəʊz]
A. VT [+ ruler] → deponer, destituir
B. VI (Jur) → declarar, deponer

depose

[dɪˈpəʊz] vt [+ ruler, leader] → déposer, destituer

depose

vtabsetzen; sovereign alsoentthronen
vi (Jur) → unter Eid aussagen

depose

[dɪˈpəʊz] vt (monarch, leader) → deporre

depose

(diˈpəuz) verb
to remove from a high position (eg from that of a king). They have deposed the emperor.
References in classic literature ?
good people all, --the Greenland whale is deposed, --the great sperm whale now reigneth
Several witnesses deposed concerning Potter's guilty behavior when brought to the scene of the murder.
I informed her that my reason was tottering on its throne, and only she, Miss Mills, could prevent its being deposed.
She was immediately deposed, however, by Herbert, who silently led me into the parlour and shut the door.
Ever since Akela had been deposed, the Pack had been without a leader, hunting and fighting at their own pleasure.
The new King has deposed me, and 'tis greatly to my liking, for I have long desired to join you here again in the greenwood.
The evil side of my nature, to which I had now transferred the stamping efficacy, was less robust and less developed than the good which I had just deposed.
Mercedes, although deposed from the exalted position she had occupied, lost in the sphere she had now chosen, like a person passing from a room splendidly lighted into utter darkness, appeared like a queen, fallen from her palace to a hovel, and who, reduced to strict necessity, could neither become reconciled to the earthen vessels she was herself forced to place upon the table, nor to the humble pallet which had become her bed.
Carlist = supporter of King Charles X of France, who was deposed in 1830 by King Louis Philippe}
Four of the above-named witnesses, being recalled, deposed that the door of the chamber in which was found the body of Mademoiselle L.
His distress is great, monsieur le cardinal, and it has appeared painful to me, who have seen my own throne disputed, who have been forced in times of commotion to quit my capital, -- to me, in short, who am acquainted with misfortune, -- to leave a deposed and fugitive brother without assistance.
My father was called away before he had finished his sentence, and he left my mind resting on the word PRAGUE, with a strange sense that a new and wondrous scene was breaking upon me: a city under the broad sunshine, that seemed to me as if it were the summer sunshine of a long-past century arrested in its course--unrefreshed for ages by dews of night, or the rushing rain-cloud; scorching the dusty, weary, time-eaten grandeur of a people doomed to live on in the stale repetition of memories, like deposed and superannuated kings in their regal gold-inwoven tatters.