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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To seat on a throne.
  • transitive verb To invest with sovereign power or with the authority of high office.
  • transitive verb To raise to a lofty position.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To place on a throne; exalt to the seat of royalty; invest with sovereign authority; hence, to seat loftily; exalt eminently.
  • Eccles., same as enthronize, 2.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb To seat on a throne; to exalt to the seat of royalty or of high authority; hence, to invest with sovereign authority or dignity.
  • transitive verb (Eccl.) To induct, as a bishop, into the powers and privileges of a vacant see.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive 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
  • verb transitive, figuratively To help a candidate to the succession of a monarchy (as a kingmaker does), or by extension in any other major organisation.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • verb provide with power and authority
  • verb put a monarch on the throne

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