unseat


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un·seat

 (ŭn-sēt′)
tr.v. un·seat·ed, un·seat·ing, un·seats
1. To remove from a seat, especially from a saddle.
2. To dislodge from a location or position, especially to remove from office.

unseat

(ʌnˈsiːt)
vb (tr)
1. to throw or displace from a seat, saddle, etc
2. (Government, Politics & Diplomacy) to depose from office or position

un•seat

(ʌnˈsit)

v.t.
1. to dislodge from a seat, esp. to throw from a saddle.
2. to remove from political office by an elective process, by force, or by legal action.
[1590–1600]

unseat


Past participle: unseated
Gerund: unseating

Imperative
unseat
unseat
Present
I unseat
you unseat
he/she/it unseats
we unseat
you unseat
they unseat
Preterite
I unseated
you unseated
he/she/it unseated
we unseated
you unseated
they unseated
Present Continuous
I am unseating
you are unseating
he/she/it is unseating
we are unseating
you are unseating
they are unseating
Present Perfect
I have unseated
you have unseated
he/she/it has unseated
we have unseated
you have unseated
they have unseated
Past Continuous
I was unseating
you were unseating
he/she/it was unseating
we were unseating
you were unseating
they were unseating
Past Perfect
I had unseated
you had unseated
he/she/it had unseated
we had unseated
you had unseated
they had unseated
Future
I will unseat
you will unseat
he/she/it will unseat
we will unseat
you will unseat
they will unseat
Future Perfect
I will have unseated
you will have unseated
he/she/it will have unseated
we will have unseated
you will have unseated
they will have unseated
Future Continuous
I will be unseating
you will be unseating
he/she/it will be unseating
we will be unseating
you will be unseating
they will be unseating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been unseating
you have been unseating
he/she/it has been unseating
we have been unseating
you have been unseating
they have been unseating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been unseating
you will have been unseating
he/she/it will have been unseating
we will have been unseating
you will have been unseating
they will have been unseating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been unseating
you had been unseating
he/she/it had been unseating
we had been unseating
you had been unseating
they had been unseating
Conditional
I would unseat
you would unseat
he/she/it would unseat
we would unseat
you would unseat
they would unseat
Past Conditional
I would have unseated
you would have unseated
he/she/it would have unseated
we would have unseated
you would have unseated
they would have unseated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.unseat - remove from political office; "The Republicans are trying to unseat the liberal Democrat"
remove - remove from a position or an office
2.unseat - dislodge from one's seat, as from a horseunseat - dislodge from one's seat, as from a horse
move, displace - cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant"

unseat

verb
1. depose, overthrow, oust, remove, dismiss, discharge, displace, dethrone It is not clear who was behind the attempt to unseat the President.
2. throw, unsaddle, unhorse She was unseated on her first ride.
Translations

unseat

[ˈʌnˈsiːt] VT
1. [+ rider] → derribar, desarzonar; [+ passenger etc] → echar de su asiento
2. (Parl) [+ MP] → hacer perder su escaño

unseat

vt riderabwerfen; person (from office) → seines Amtes entheben

unseat

[ʌnˈsiːt] vt (rider) → disarcionare (fig) (official) → spodestare; (Members of Parliament) → far perdere il seggio a
References in classic literature ?
I could not offer the book for publication, for I was afraid it would unseat the reader's reason, I did not know what was the matter with it, for I had not noticed, as yet, that it was two stories in one.
So he went stumbling along now stepping into a deep hole, now stumbling over a boulder in a manner that threatened to unseat his rider or plunge them both clear under current.
First I taught them that they could not unseat me, and even rapped them sharply between the ears to impress upon them my authority and mastery.
Only a few days since you, yourself, told me that these great brutes, by the uncertainty of their tempers, often were the means of turning victory into defeat, since, at a crucial moment, they might elect to unseat and rend their riders.
I must be careful of such dreams, for they would unseat one's reason if there were too much of them.
Another bound of my flying steed would bring me to the door of Holmes, whom I mention last, because Pegasus would certainly unseat me the next minute, and claim the poet as his rider.
a trouble which is enough to unseat my reason, so sudden and so terrible is it.
For a moment the bull stood bellowing and quivering with pain and rage, its cloven hoofs widespread, its tail lashing viciously from side to side, and then, in a mad orgy of bucking it went careening about the arena in frenzied attempt to unseat its rending rider.
The following day I fashioned a hackamore from a piece which I cut from the end of my long Galu rope, and then I mounted him fully prepared for a struggle of titanic proportions in which I was none too sure that he would not come off victor; but he never made the slightest effort to unseat me, and from then on his education was rapid.
Not only were they new to her, and contrary to her own beliefs, but she always felt in them germs of truth that threatened to unseat or modify her own convictions.
After the elections, Junejo filed a petition in the Tribunal accusing Madad Ali of poll rigging and prayed the Tribunal to order a vote recount, unseat Madad Ali and declare him successful in his place.
As such I urge the PA not to unseat me," Arbab wrote in his application.