ascend (to) the throne

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Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of 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.

Word by Word Definitions

ascend play
  1. : to move upward

  2. : to slope upward

  3. : to rise from a lower level or degree

throne play
  1. : the chair of state of a sovereign or high dignitary (such as a bishop)

  2. : the seat of a deity

  3. : royal power and dignity : sovereignty

  1. : to seat on a throne

  2. : to invest with kingly rank or power

  3. : to sit on a throne


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