consecrate

[Con┬Ěse*crate]

Consecrate means to make holy or to dedicate to a higher purpose. You need to consecrate a building to turn it into a church, but you can also consecrate a week in New York City to the pursuit of the perfect bagel.

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Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

Verb
render holy by means of religious rites

Verb
dedicate to a deity by a vow

Verb
give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one''s talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"

Verb
appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

Adjective
solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"

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a.
Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

v. t.
To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.

v. t.
To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.

v. t.
To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.

v. t.
To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.


Consecrate

Con"se*crate , a. [L. consceratus, p.p. of conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer sacred. See Sacred.] Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
They were assembled in that consecrate place.

Consecrate

Con"se*crate , v. t. [imp. & p.p. Consecrated; p.pr. & vb.n. Consecrating.] 1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.
2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor. 4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. Burke. Syn. -- See Addict.

Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.

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