coronate

verb
cor·​o·​nate | \ ˈkȯr-ə-ˌnāt How to pronounce coronate (audio) , ˈkär-\
coronated; coronating

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The one expression of caution the day Irving was coronated on Causeway Street came from Stevens, who cautioned there was a lot of work ahead. Globe Staff, BostonGlobe.com, "Can Kemba Walker make fans forget about Kyrie Irving?," 17 July 2019 Though she was not officially coronated until June 2, 1953, Elizabeth was asked to lead the minute the King died. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Heartbreaking Way Queen Elizabeth II Learned About the Death of Her Father, King George VI," 1 Feb. 2019 Over one year later on June 2, 1953, Elizabeth was officially coronated and recognized as the Queen of England. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Heartbreaking Way Queen Elizabeth II Learned About the Death of Her Father, King George VI," 1 Feb. 2019 Over one year later, Elizabeth was coronated and officially was recognized as the Queen of England. Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "The Heartbreaking Way Queen Elizabeth II Learned About the Death of Her Father, King George VI," 1 Feb. 2019 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, baltimoresun.com, "'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, SI.com, "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, Cincinnati.com, "Let your freak flag fly at Bockfest 2018," 27 Feb. 2018

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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

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