[kawr-uh-neyt, kor-]


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).

Origin of coronate

1840–50; < Latin corōnātus past participle of corōnāre to crown, equivalent to corōn(a) crown + -ātus -ate1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Historical Examples of coronating

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