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Synonyms for depose

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  1. deposeverb



  2. deposeverb

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



  3. deposeverb

    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



  4. deposeverb

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



  5. deposeverb

    To take, swear an oath.



  6. deposeverb

    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.



  7. deposeverb

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



English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. depose

    To state (Latin sto, stand) is to set forth explicitly, formally, or particularly in speech or writing. Assert (Latin ad, to, and sero, bind) is strongly personal, signifying to state boldly and positively what the one making the statement has not attempted and may not attempt to prove. Affirm has less of egotism than assert (as seen in the word self-assertion), coming nearer to aver. It has more solemnity than declare, and more composure and dignity than asseverate, which is to assert excitedly. In legal usage, affirm has a general agreement with depose and testify; it differs from swear in not invoking the name of God. To assure is to state with such authority and confidence as the speaker feels ought to make the hearer sure. Certify is more formal, and applies rather to written documents or legal processes. Assure, certify, inform, apply to the person; affirm, etc., to the thing. Assert is combative; assure is conciliatory. I assert my right to cross the river; I assure my friend it is perfectly safe. To aver is to state positively what is within one's own knowledge or matter of deep conviction. One may assert himself, or assert his right to what he is willing to contend for; or he may assert in discussion what he is ready to maintain by argument or evidence. To assert without proof is always to lay oneself open to the suspicion of having no proof to offer, and seems to arrogate too much to one's personal authority, and hence in such cases both the verb assert and its noun assertion have an unfavorable sense; we say a mere assertion, a bare assertion, his unsupported assertion; he asserted his innocence has less force than he affirmed or maintained his innocence. Affirm, state, and tell have not the controversial sense of assert, but are simply declarative. To vindicate is to defend successfully what is assailed. Almost every criminal will assert his innocence; the honest man will seldom lack means to vindicate his integrity.

    affirm, allege, assert, asseverate, assure, aver, avouch, avow, certify, claim, declare, express, inform, maintain, predicate, pronounce, propound, protest, say, set forth, specify, state, swear, tell, testify

    contradict, contravene, controvert, deny, disprove, dispute, gainsay, oppose, refute, repudiate, retract, waive

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  1. depose, force outverb

    force to leave (an office)

    crowd out, send away, gouge, squeeze out, rouse, give notice, drive out, depone, give the sack, squirt, force out, dismiss, displace, can, swear, eject, sack, evict, terminate, rout out, give the axe, fire

  2. swear, depose, deponeverb

    make a deposition; declare under oath

    affirm, blaspheme, trust, imprecate, depone, aver, assert, avow, force out, swan, cuss, swear, curse, bank, rely, verify

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  1. deposeverb

    dethrone, dismiss, oust, cashier, displace, break

  2. deposeverb

    testify, DEPONE, declare, bear witness

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  1. 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.

  2. Eric Schmitt:

    Our landmark lawsuit against the Biden administration for allegedly colluding with social media companies to censor freedom of speech has uncovered a vast ‘censorship enterprise,’ we plan to depose key Biden administration officials, and will continue to work to expose the federal government’s efforts to censor free speech.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.)

  5. Colin Jost:

    In legal news where someone definitely won’t get convicted, Donald Trump will be subpoenaed by New York Attorney General Letitia James, james wants to depose Trump under oath on Jan. 7.

Translations for depose

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  • давам клетва, депонирам, давам показания, детронирамBulgarian
  • entthronen, verhören, bezeugen, deponieren, aussagen, niederlegen, unter, EidGerman
  • deponerSpanish
  • suistaa vallastaFinnish
  • déposerFrench
  • fianaise a thabhairt, (Ceannaire) do briseadh amach, aithríoghadhIrish
  • הדיחHebrew
  • letesz, eltávolít, tanúsítHungarian
  • neerleggen, afzetten, getuigenDutch
  • zeznać żePolish
  • deporPortuguese
  • a depune mărturie, detronare, depune, mărturisiRomanian
  • низлага́ть, низложи́тьRussian
  • svrgnutiSerbo-Croatian
  • ขัดไล่Thai

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