The verb Oust means to eject someone from a position, place using force or law. Oust also means that one is removed forcefully so that another can take its place e.g. military rule ousted the government by attempting coup(forceful) to establish military rule in the country. Oust can also be used figuratively e.g. discovery of science ousted many superstitions which plagued the society.

Word-Origin: French oster- put out, keep off, remove, avert; from Latin obstare- to stand opposite to, to block, to hinder (from ob-against +stare- to stand).

Pronunciation: oust (aust)

Meanings of Oust:

1. remove from a position or office
2. exclude from a group or membership by decree
3. remove and replace
4. force to leave (an office)
5. take the place or move into the position of

Master’s Tip to Learn Oust:

Oust can be learnt by relating it to the word ‘out’. Here out means a forced discharge of a person or thing. It also means that one is replaced by another i.e. one’s inward movement leads to outward movement of another.

Sentence examples for Oust:

1. The committee ousted the managing director by voting unanimously in the last meeting.
2. The invention of computers ousted the typewriters.
3. After fighting a long battle, the rebels managed to oust the dictatorial ruler from power.
4. This incident leads him on the path of self-realization which ultimately ousted his egoism.

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