en·​throne | \ in-ˈthrōn , en-\
enthroned; enthroning; enthrones

Definition of enthrone

transitive verb

1a : 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

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Other Words from enthrone

enthronement \ in-​ˈthrōn-​mənt , en-​ \ noun

Examples of enthrone in a Sentence

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

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In the central niche are the remains of a fresco depicting Christ enthroned between angels. Jim Berkeley, Town & Country, "How to Plan a Trip to Egypt," 5 Oct. 2016 The Chinese model, with its newly enthroned president for life, has the same appeal as Mussolini’s efficient and short-term effective management of the Italian economy combined with the same national glory the Chinese are currently pursuing. WSJ, "Examining China’s Challenge to Democracy," 4 May 2018 Ngugi does not wish to enthrone his experience as unique. Ariel Dorfman, New York Times, "A Kenyan Writer and Dissident on His Year in Prison," 27 Apr. 2018 Symeonides was enthroned March 17 as Metropolis of Chicago. Karen Herzog, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Leader seeks Holy Week forgiveness for betrayed Greek Orthodox church in Wisconsin," 2 Apr. 2018 Although Charles was a physically unprepossessing figure, he is made more magnificent by clothes, armor, jewels, and by his setting—atop a frisky slobbering steed, or enthroned before a robust column. Hamish Bowles, Vogue, "In London, Investigating the Personal Collection of an Art-Obsessed Royal," 17 Feb. 2018 Metropolitan Iakovos was elected and enthroned as bishop of Chicago in 1979 and then elevated to the honorary rank of Metropolitan in 1997. Marwa Eltagouri, chicagotribune.com, "First Metropolitan of Chicago dies at age 89," 3 June 2017

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First Known Use of enthrone

circa 1593, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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English Language Learners Definition of enthrone

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


en·​throne | \ in-ˈthrōn \
enthroned; enthroning

Kids Definition of enthrone

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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