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coronate

[kawr-uh-neyt, kor-] /ˈkɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkɒr-/
adjective
1.
having or wearing a crown, coronet, or the like.
verb (used with object), coronated, coronating.
2.
to crown (a sovereign).
Origin of coronate
1840-1850
1840-50; < Latin corōnātus past participle of corōnāre to crown, equivalent to corōn(a) crown + -ātus -ate1
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  • They will tell you the peers understand, the bishops understand, the coronating archbishop has his tongue in his cheek.

    Mankind in the Making H. G. Wells

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