ascend (to) the throne


: to become a king or queen
He ascended the throne after the death of his father.
In Shakespeare's play, Macbeth kills the king and ascends to the throne.

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“Ascend (to) the throne.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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