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[ en-throhn ]

verb (used with object)

, en·throned, en·thron·ing.
  1. to place on or as on a throne.
  2. to invest with sovereign or episcopal authority.
  3. to exalt.


/ ɛnˈθrəʊn /


  1. to place on a throne
  2. to honour or exalt
  3. to assign authority to
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Derived Forms

  • enˈthronement, noun
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Other Words From

  • reen·throne verb (used with object) reenthroned reenthroning
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Word History and Origins

Origin of enthrone1

First recorded in 1600–10; en- 1 + throne
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Example Sentences

Google pays Apple, for example, between $8 billion and $12 billion annually to be “enthroned” as the preset search engine on Apple’s iPhones, the attorneys general allege.

First, Americans have to understand that they should not enthrone democracy as an end in itself.

Do we wish to enthrone them in the chairs of our universities, to deliver oracles, harangues, and dissertations?

She was not in command here; so she waited serenely for the certain disasters to enthrone her.

He plotted a revolution, which should overthrow McGuire and enthrone himself.

Entice the tyrant back with fair promises, kill him and enthrone.

"Enthrone your majesty with all due ceremony and if necessary, defend you in true Szekler fashion," said Stephen Run.


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