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).

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

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.

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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