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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.
Also inthrone.

Origin of enthrone

First recorded in 1600–10; en-1 + throne
Related formsre·en·throne, verb (used with object), re·en·throned, re·en·thron·ing.
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  1. to place on a throne
  2. to honour or exalt
  3. to assign authority to
Derived Formsenthronement, noun
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Word Origin and History for enthrone

c.1600, from en- (1) + throne. Replacing enthronize (late 14c.), from Old French introniser (13c.), from Late Latin inthronizare, from Greek enthronizein, from en "in" (see en- (2)) + thronos "throne" (see throne). Related: Enthroned; enthroning.

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