enthrone

verb en·throne \ in-ˈthrōn , en- \
Updated on: 17 May 2018

Definition of enthrone

1 a : to seat in a place associated with a position of authority or influence
b : to seat ceremonially on a throne
2 : to assign supreme virtue or value to : exalt

enthronement

play \in-ˈthrōn-mənt, en-\ noun

Examples of enthrone in a Sentence

  1. the literary world has enthroned Shakespeare for so long that his preeminence among writers seems unassailable

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First Known Use of enthrone

circa 1593

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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ENTHRONE Defined for English Language Learners

enthrone

Definition of enthrone for English Language Learners

  • : to make (someone) a king, queen, bishop, etc., in a formal ceremony


ENTHRONE Defined for Kids

enthrone

verb en·throne \ in-ˈthrōn \

Definition of enthrone for Students

enthroned; enthroning
1 : to place on a throne
  • enthrone a king
2 : to seat or put in a place to indicate authority or value
  • The trophy was enthroned on his bookcase.


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