Definitions

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  • v. To rule; to govern
  • v. To convert to a monarchy.
  • v. To act or play the part of a monarch.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • intransitive v. To play the sovereign; to act the monarch.
  • transitive v. To rule; to govern.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To play the king; act as a monarch.
  • To rule over as a monarch.
  • To convert into a monarchy.
  • Also spelled monarchise.

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Examples

  • As Obama seeks to “monarchize” American through the one-man rule of executive orders, he will run into a storm of flak that will make B-17 missions over World War II Germany look like milk runs in comparison.

    Democrats Have G.O.P. to Thank, at Least in Part - The Caucus Blog - NYTimes.com

  • To hurl him from the throne where he doth monarchize.

    Prometheus Bound

  • Oft call that prince which here doth monarchize: 5

    Madrigal

  • Anything worthy to be call’d statesmanship in the Old World, I should say, among the advanced students, adepts, or men of any brains, does not debate to-day whether to hold on, attempting to lean back and monarchize, or to look forward and democratize—but how, and in what degree and part, most prudently to democratize.

    Democratic Vistas: Paras. 30–59. Collect

  • Anything worthy to be call'd statesmanship in the Old World, I should say, among the advanced students, adepts, or men of any brains, does not debate to-day whether to hold on, attempting to lean back and monarchize, or to look forward and democratize -- but how, and in what degree and part, most prudently to democratize.

    Collect ; from Complete Poetry and Collected Prose

  • Anything worthy to be call'd statesmanship in the Old World, I should say, among the advanced students, adepts, or men of any brains, does not debate to-day whether to hold on, attempting to lean back and monarchize, or to look forward and democratize -- but _how_, and in what degree and part, most prudently to democratize.

    Complete Prose Works Specimen Days and Collect, November Boughs and Goodbye My Fancy

  • It can never be harmonious and solid, while so respectable a portion of its citizens support principles which go directly to a change of the federal constitution, to sink the State governments, consolidate them into one, and to monarchize that.

    Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson, Volume 3

  • It can never be harmonious & solid, while so respectable a portion of it's citizens support principles which go directly to a change of the federal constitution, to sink the state governments, consolidate them into one, and to monarchize that.

    Letters

  • Criticize was used in Shakespeare's time, and he used monarchize.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol XX No 1

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