cor·​o·​nate | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌnāt , ˈkär-\
coronated; coronating

Definition of coronate

Examples of coronate in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

Sometime Even Later Than the Dog and Pony Show Out in the real world, Jim Delos is retiring, and William is being coronated as the King of Delos Inc. Annie Sisk,, "'Westworld' recap: 'Reunion' gives us some backstory into park's origins," 30 Apr. 2018 The Wildcats’ 79–62 win coronated both this year’s champion and the sport’s newest royalty. Dan Greene,, "Villanova's Dominance Proves the Power of a Well-Built Program," 3 Apr. 2018 Queen Elizabeth II was the last royal to be coronated at Westminster Abbey on June 2, 1953. Dana Dovey, Newsweek, "Stephen Hawking to Be Buried at Westminster Abbey Alongside Newton and Darwin," 20 Mar. 2018 When the sun sets, the Bockfest Beard Baron and Sausage Queen will be crowned and coronated. Sarah Brookbank,, "Let your freak flag fly at Bockfest 2018," 27 Feb. 2018 Many are upset that Whitmer hasn’t yet been coronated by some influential Democrats still in the hunt for a candidate — which these critics attribute to sexism. Carol Cain, Detroit Free Press, "Look for big talk when metro Detroit's Big Four take the Cobo stage," 6 Jan. 2018 At this year’s MTV Video Music Awards, Pink was awarded the career-coronating Video Vanguard Award and went viral with a speech that touched on androgyny and spoke out against bullying, in light of comments her daughter, Willow, 6, made. Dan Deluca,, "Why Pink is still a pop goddess after nearly two decades in the spotlight," 12 Oct. 2017 The great Week 1 win over the Pats led pundits to coronate K.C. as the league’s best team. Tom Krasovic,, "5 reasons L.A. will knock off the Chiefs," 21 Sep. 2017 With one swift kick Chastain coronated the U.S. women as Queens of the World, which seemed like the next logical step for a team that had gone from near obscurity to a national conversation piece in just three weeks. Grant Wahl,, "SI Vault: Out Of This World – How the U.S. women won the 1999 World Cup," 2 July 2015

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'coronate.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

See More

First Known Use of coronate

circa 1623, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for coronate

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

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about coronate

Statistics for coronate

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for coronate

The first known use of coronate was circa 1623

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on coronate

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with coronate

Comments on coronate

What made you want to look up coronate? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).


the perfect form or example of something

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

What did you just call me?! A Quiz

  • rows-of-various-emoji
  • If a member of the audience describes your speech as bombastic, does that person mean it is:
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

Add Diction

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.


Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!