Definition of enthrone in English:

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Pronunciation: /ɪnˈθrəʊn/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈθrəʊn/


[with object]
Install (a monarch or bishop) on a throne, especially during a ceremony to mark the beginning of their rule: the new archbishop was enthroned in York Minster figurative he was enthroned as the guru of the avant-garde
More example sentences
  • Still, don't go calling her a fool just yet, even if you feel safely enthroned in your conviction that marriage has only one definition - namely yours.
  • Father, a large work, shows Dad enthroned on a chair, two children at his side.
  • The Missus sat enthroned on the couch surrounded by soft pillows, her books and magazines in reach.



Pronunciation: /ɪnˈθrəʊnm(ə)nt/
Pronunciation: /ɛnˈθrəʊnm(ə)nt/
Example sentences
  • Naturally, there were several elements to the dual ceremony, but everything led up to the actual enthronement, where Grand Duke Henri sat on the historic throne in the Chamber of Deputies and made and accepted speeches.
  • A stunningly colourful inauguration service marked the enthronement of the 97th Archbishop of York at the city's Minster yesterday in a ceremony which broke from traditions dating back more than 1,200 years.
  • But if done well such a ritual can provide that sense of the embodiment of land and history and people that has characterized the ‘magic’ of royal enthronements back into the mists of time.

Words that rhyme with enthrone

alone, atone, Beaune, bemoan, blown, bone, Capone, clone, Cohn, Cologne, condone, cone, co-own, crone, drone, flown, foreknown, foreshown, groan, grown, half-tone, home-grown, hone, Joan, known, leone, loan, lone, mephedrone, moan, Mon, mown, ochone, outflown, outgrown, own, phone, pone, prone, Rhône, roan, rone, sewn, shown, Simone, Sloane, Soane, sone, sown, stone, strown, throne, thrown, tone, trombone, Tyrone, unbeknown, undersown, windblown, zone

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