Definition of ascend (to) the throne
- He ascended the throne after the death of his father.
- In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth kills the king and ascends to the throne.
: the chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary (such as a bishop)
: the seat of a deity
: royal power and dignity : sovereignty
: to seat on a throne
: to invest with kingly rank or power
: to sit on a throne
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