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coronate

[ kawr-uh-neyt, kor- ]
/ ˈkɔr əˌneɪt, ˈkɒr- /
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adjective

having or wearing a crown, coronet, or the like.

verb (used with object), cor·o·nat·ed, cor·o·nat·ing.

to crown (a sovereign).

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Origin of coronate

First recorded in 1840–50; from Latin corōnātus, past participle of corōnāre “to crown,” equivalent to corōn(a) “crown” + -ātus past participle suffix; see crown, -ate1
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Example sentences from the Web for coronate

  • They will tell you the peers understand, the bishops understand, the coronating archbishop has his tongue in his cheek.

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