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ascend the throne

Definition of ascend the throne in English:

Become king or queen.
Example sentences
  • Within the span of 20 years, fragmentary records indicate that no less than 18 kings and possibly one queen ascended the throne with nominal control over the country.
  • He was a petty thief jailed for 15 years, but released by King Abdullah in a traditional amnesty given when the king ascended the throne.
  • Since no king ascended the throne after him, that calendar remained in use as the Yazdgerdi calendar.
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