[ kawr-uh-neyt, kor- ]
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  1. having or wearing a crown, coronet, or the like.

verb (used with object),cor·o·nat·ed, cor·o·nat·ing.
  1. to crown (a sovereign).

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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use coronate in a sentence

  • 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