transitive verb Date: circa 1593 1. a. to seat in a place associated with a position of authority or influence b. to seat ceremonially on a throne 2. to assign supreme virtue or value to ; exaltenthronement noun

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  • Enthrone — En*throne , v. t. [Pref. en + throne: cf. OF. enthroner. Cf. {Inthronize}.] 1. To seat on a throne; to exalt to the seat of royalty or of high authority; hence, to invest with sovereign authority or dignity. [1913 Webster] Beneath a sculptured… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • enthrone — c.1600, from EN (Cf. en ) (1) + THRONE (Cf. throne). Replacing enthronize (late 14c.), from O.Fr. introniser (13c.), from L.L. inthronizare, from Gk. enthronizein, from en in (see EN (Cf. en ) (2)) + thronos …   Etymology dictionary

  • enthrone — ► VERB ▪ ceremonially install (a monarch or bishop) on a throne. DERIVATIVES enthronement noun …   English terms dictionary

  • enthrone — [en thrōn′, inthrōn′] vt. enthroned, enthroning 1. to place on a throne; make a king or bishop of 2. to accord the highest place to; exalt enthronement n …   English World dictionary

  • enthrone — UK [ɪnˈθrəʊn] / US [ɪnˈθroʊn] verb [transitive] Word forms enthrone : present tense I/you/we/they enthrone he/she/it enthrones present participle enthroning past tense enthroned past participle enthroned to make someone the new king, queen, or… …   English dictionary

  • enthrone — [[t]ɪnθro͟ʊn[/t]] enthrones, enthroning, enthroned 1) VERB: usu passive When kings, queens, emperors, or bishops are enthroned, they officially take on their role during a special ceremony. [FORMAL] [be V ed] Emperor Akihito of Japan has been… …   English dictionary

  • enthrone — /en throhn /, v.t., enthroned, enthroning. 1. to place on or as on a throne. 2. to invest with sovereign or episcopal authority. 3. to exalt. Also, inthrone. [1600 10; EN 1 + THRONE] * * * …   Universalium

  • enthrone — verb a) to put on the throne in a formal installation ceremony called enthronement, equivalent to (and often combined with) coronation and/or other ceremonies of investiture b) in a figurative sense, to help a candidate to the succession of a… …   Wiktionary

  • enthrone — Synonyms and related words: aggrandize, anoint, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, canonize, chair, crown, deify, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, exalt, glamorize, glorify, immortalize, inaugurate, induct, install, instate, invest, lionize, magnify,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • enthrone — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. elevate, exalt, ennoble; see crown 2 , praise 1 …   English dictionary for students

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