enthrone

verb

en·​throne in-ˈthrōn How to pronounce enthrone (audio)
en-
enthroned; enthroning; enthrones

transitive verb

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 noun

Example Sentences

the literary world has enthroned Shakespeare for so long that his preeminence among writers seems unassailable
Recent Examples on the Web He will be officially enthroned on October 22nd, in a ceremony which the many grand guests, including the vice-president of China and the prime minister of South Korea, will watch only by video monitor from another part of the palace. The Economist, 17 Oct. 2019 In 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan. BostonGlobe.com, 10 Nov. 2019 In the upper level, Roma, the goddess of Rome, sits at the center on her throne in a relaxed pose, her eyes meeting those of Augustus, enthroned just to the right. Judith H. Dobrzynski, WSJ, 21 Sep. 2018 Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 22 Aug. 2019 The spectacular folio on the left shows Christ in majesty, enthroned in an abstract eternity of glistening, polished gold. Los Angeles Times, 23 July 2019 Elpidophoros Lambriniadis, 51, a native of Istanbul and a longtime theology professor in Greece, was enthroned as archbishop in an elaborate ceremony at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in Manhattan. Washington Post, 22 June 2019 Inside the gendarmerie station, Javed was met by the commander—an aristocratic-looking man with a powerful jaw—in full military uniform, enthroned behind a big wooden desk. Matthew Wolfe, Harper's magazine, 10 Feb. 2019 In the central niche are the remains of a fresco depicting Christ enthroned between angels. Jim Berkeley, Town & Country, 5 Oct. 2016 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

Time Traveler
The first known use of enthrone was in 1543

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Cite this Entry

“Enthrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthrone. Accessed 28 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

enthrone

verb
en·​throne in-ˈthrōn How to pronounce enthrone (audio)
enthroned; enthroning
1
a
: to install in office or in a position of authority
b
: to install formally on a throne
2
: to place high value on : exalt
enthronement noun
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