cor·​o·​nate ˈkȯr-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce coronate (audio)
coronated; coronating

Examples of coronate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In the wake of the coronation of King Charles III (formerly known as Prince) several readers wrote me to express their horror at reading in the U-T and hearing on television the word coronated. Richard Lederer, San Diego Union-Tribune, 27 May 2023 As a result, Charles' wife Camilla became Queen Consort, and the two will be coronated on May 6, 2023. Stephanie Kaloi, Peoplemag, 5 May 2023 On a soggy London day in June 1953, a bright-eyed 27-year-old married mother named Elizabeth was coronated as queen of England. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 4 May 2023 On Saturday, many Americans rose very early in the morning to see King Charles coronated in London. Jay Nordlinger, National Review, 8 May 2023 Camilla, Queen Consort, will also be coronated alongside her husband. Rosa Sanchez, Harper's BAZAAR, 8 May 2023 Princess Anne weighs inon monarchy's relevance amid protests to King Charles's coronation Camilla crowned as queen consort Camilla was coronated in a shorter and simpler ceremony following Charles' crowning. Morgan Hines, USA TODAY, 6 May 2023 Charles and his wife, Queen Consort Camilla, will be coronated side-by-side at Westminster Abbey. Morgan Winsor, ABC News, 5 May 2023 Charles’s coronation will be the first since 1953, when his mother, Queen Elizabeth II, was coronated. Sarah Roberts,, 3 May 2023 See More

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Word History


borrowed from Latin corōnātus, past participle of corōnare "to deck with flowers, wreathe, crown entry 2

First Known Use

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of coronate was circa 1623

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Cite this Entry

“Coronate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2023.

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