en·​throne | \ in-ˈthrōn How to pronounce enthrone (audio) , 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 How to pronounce enthrone (audio) , en-​ \ noun

Examples of enthrone in a Sentence

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, "Japan’s emperor is a prisoner in his own palaces," 17 Oct. 2019 In 1928, Hirohito was enthroned as Emperor of Japan. BostonGlobe.com, "In 1775, the US Marines were organized under authority of the Continental Congress.," 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, "A Man Among Gods," 21 Sep. 2018 Corporations have been enthroned, and an era of corruption in high places will follow. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, "Letter: Wealthy should thank the poor for Republican tax cuts," 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, "Review: Unicorns are just one of the wild rides in the Getty’s marvelous ‘Book of Beasts’," 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, "Greek Orthodox church in US gets 1st new leader in 20 years," 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, "Without a Trace," 10 Feb. 2019 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

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First Known Use of enthrone

1543, in the meaning defined at sense 1b

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“Enthrone.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/enthrone. Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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 How to pronounce enthrone (audio) \
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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