V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary



Definition: 1. to force someone out of a position or place; 2. to remove something and replace it with something else

Synonyms: expel, banish, dethrone, ban, dismiss, eject, overthrow, remove, replace

Antonyms: invite, welcome, keep

Tips: To remember the word oust, think of the word out. Someone or something that has been ousted is out and a replacement is now in.

Usage Examples:

The goal of the invasion was to oust the incumbent leader so that a new, democratic leader could take his place. (dethrone, remove)

The chairman filed a lawsuit after he was unexpectedly ousted from the board. (dismissed, expelled)

The automobile ousted the horse-and-buggy as a primary means of transportation in the early 1900's. (removed, replaced)

I think it's time to oust our old television set and get a new one. (replace)

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