AskDefine | Define depose

Dictionary Definition



1 force to leave (an office) [syn: force out]
2 make a deposition; declare under oath [syn: swear, depone]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. To remove (a monarch or political leader) from power, particularly without violence.
  2. To give evidence or testimony, especially in response to interrogation during a deposition.
    After we deposed the claimant we had enough evidence to avoid a trial.
  3. The act of interrogating and eliciting testimony during a deposition, typically by a lawyer.
  4. To lay something down.

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to remove (a monarch or political leader) from power
  • Finnish: suistaa vallasta
  • German: entheben, entthronen
  • Hungarian: eltávolít, letesz
to give evidence or testimony
  • German: unter Eid aussagen, bezeugen
  • Hungarian: tanúsít
the act of interrogating and eliciting testimony
  • German: verhören
to lay something down.
  • German: niederlegen, deponieren


Verb form


Extensive Definition

Deposition or Depose may refer to: this gives you no awnsers
The Deposition could refer to :

See also

  • Fused deposition modeling, a process by which a part is constructed by depositing material layer by layer
  • Thin-film deposition, any technique for depositing a thin film of material onto a substrate or onto previously deposited layers

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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