- to place on or as on a throne.
- to invest with sovereign or episcopal authority.
- to exalt.
Origin of enthrone
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Examples from the Web for enthrone
First, Americans have to understand that they should not enthrone democracy as an end in itself.Leslie H. Gelb on Egypt, Syria: Take a Deep Breath, America
Leslie H. Gelb
June 18, 2012
One should conquer the world not to enthrone a man, but an idea, for ideas exist for ever.Tancred
She will again seek to dethrone Religion, and enthrone Reason.The Lost Ten Tribes, and 1882
Self is the idol, and we enthrone it, and we fall down and worship it.My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
John Henry Jowett
But I use the canaille for my purpose—I don't mean to enthrone it.The Parisians, Complete
Is it not to dethrone self and enthrone God in the hearts of men?Expositor's Bible: The Gospel of Matthew
John Monro Gibson
- to place on a throne
- to honour or exalt
- to assign authority to
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Word Origin and History for enthrone
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