Definition of enthrone in US English:



[with object]usually be enthroned
  • Install (a monarch) on a throne, especially during a ceremony to mark the beginning of their rule.

    figurative ‘he was enthroned as the guru of the avant-garde’
    • ‘The Missus sat enthroned on the couch surrounded by soft pillows, her books and magazines in reach.’
    • ‘The tactic paid off, for 37 years later David Hope was at the same cathedral being enthroned as Bishop of Wakefield.’
    • ‘The center of her attention was always Sainte Foy, who was martyred in the fourth century at the age of twelve and became the glory of this village after her remains were transferred and enthroned there five centuries after her death.’
    • ‘A former Southampton vicar has been enthroned as the new Bishop of Bradford.’
    • ‘Dr Sentamu was enthroned as Archbishop of York in a ceremony at York Minister on November 30.’
    • ‘These political leaders were trying to press the King, enthroned after the gruesome massacre, to rectify his errors.’
    • ‘He was not officially enthroned because he said he was not comfortable with the regal connotations - the first bishop to say so.’
    • ‘Isaac sits enthroned, a look of regal wisdom on his face.’
    • ‘Our God is not a remote being who sits enthroned on some ethereal height, absorbed in the contemplation of his own perfection, oblivious to this grubby realm in which we live.’
    • ‘Father, a large work, shows Dad enthroned on a chair, two children at his side.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘After a short walk from the train station, the mayor greeted his entourage in the ballroom of the Mayflower Hotel, ‘where he sat enthroned in a bower of flowers and banners.’’
    • ‘He was enthroned as Bishop of Monmouth in 1992 and elected Archbishop of Wales in 2000.’
    • ‘He describes how, at the age of six, he found himself enthroned in the Tibetan capital, Lhasa.’
    • ‘In 1093 Anselm was enthroned as Archbishop of Canterbury.’
    • ‘The question asked by a thirteen-year-old in a catechism class I taught many years ago was prompted by a depiction of Father and Son enthroned, with the Spirit as a dove hovering in the background.’
    • ‘She sat on the porch enthroned in a rocking chair with her feet propped up, and had two long, slow cups of coffee.’
    • ‘Begun with the Scientific Revolution, propounded in the Enlightenment, and finally enthroned on the humanist ideals of liberal religion and the rights-based polity, modernity exalted the god of human competence.’
    • ‘Of course the 35-year-old is way too grounded to ever imagine herself enthroned in the Hollywood firmament.’
    • ‘At our worst, we unreservedly supported - or enthroned - medieval despots who suppressed popular liberalization efforts.’
    install, instate, induct, invest, inaugurate, introduce, admit into office, swear in, initiate
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