enthrone

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From Middle English enthronize, from Old French introniser.

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enthrone (third-person singular simple present enthrones, present participle enthroning, simple past and past participle enthroned)

  1. (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
  2. (transitive, figuratively) To help a candidate to the succession of a monarchy (as a kingmaker does), or by extension in any other major organisation.

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