Definition of enthronize in English:

enthronize

(also enthronise)

Pronunciation /ɪnˈθrəʊnʌɪz/ /ɛnˈθrəʊnʌɪz/ /ˈɛnθrənʌɪz/

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verb

rare
  • 1Usually in passive. To seat (a person) on a throne; especially to set (a monarch, bishop, etc.) on a throne as part of a formal or ceremonial induction to office; to install (a person) formally as monarch, bishop, etc.

  • 2To glorify or exalt (a person or thing); to raise in dignity; to elevate in status.

Origin

Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Gower (d. 1408), poet. From Anglo-Norman and Middle French entronizer, Middle French enthroniser, introniser, intronizer, inthronizer (French inthroniser, (now usually) introniser) to seat (a person) on a throne, especially as part of a formal or ceremonial induction to office, to seat (a person or thing) on a notional or metaphorical throne.