dethrone dethrone  /dɪθ ˈroʊn/


  • (v) remove a monarch from the throne


  1. Another ambition among the Palanpuris is for Surat to dethrone Antwerp as the world's center for the diamond trade.
  2. In July, Google's largest competitors, Microsoft and Yahoo!, agreed to work together in an attempt to dethrone it as the world's dominant search engine.
  3. Now an iconoclastic physicist is seeking to dethrone him.


  1. HP’s affair with mobile tech is one more nail in the coffin for Wintel computing

    PC maker Hewlett-Packard is changing the way it does business, which could dethrone a longstanding tech power couple. Wintel, the decades-old partnership between Windows and Intel, has long dominated the ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Quartz via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Showtime Chief Smacks Media For Hyping Tech

    Washington, D.C. (June 11, 2013) - S howtime Chairman Matt Blank apparently has had enough with tech journalists who frequently suggest new cutting-edge products/services will soon dethrone traditional media.
    on June 11, 2013     Source:

  3. Duncan eyes Game 3 rebound to keep Spurs from hole

    Over the weekend, Tony Parker lobbied for a statue of Tim Duncan to be erected outside San Antonio’s AT&T Center. But the legendary power forward can’t play like a statue if the Spurs are to win their fifth title since 1999 and dethrone the defending champion Heat...
    on June 11, 2013     Source: New York Post


  1. "I think Hatton will dethrone Pacquiao and become boxing's pound-for-pound king," de la Hoya said in a press statement.
    on Jan 29, 2009 By: Oscar De La Hoya Source: Manila Times

  2. "Obviously, we're all chasing Roger," Blake said. "It's no secret. He's playing head and shoulders above the rest of us. It's going to be tough for anyone to dethrone him."
    on Nov 19, 2006 By: James Blake Source: New York Times

  3. "You don't dethrone (champions) in skating by hesitating," Lysacek said. "You go out and fight with passion."
    on Jan 27, 2007 By: Evan Lysacek Source:

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