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consecrate

con·se·crate

consecrate

 
 
pronunciation:
kan s kreIt
features:
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: consecrated, consecrates, consecrating
definition 1: to dedicate to the service or worship of a deity; make or declare sacred.
They insisted that she be buried in the consecrated ground of the churchyard.
synonyms:
bless, hallow, sanctify
similar words:
anoint, canonize
definition 2: to commit or devote to some goal or service.
She consecrated her life to the cause of alleviating suffering.
synonyms:
dedicate, devote
similar words:
commit, give, pledge, promise
definition 3: to make (something) honored, as if sacred.
The statue is consecrated as a symbol of freedom. (Cf. desecrate.).
synonyms:
honor, revere, venerate
similar words:
anoint, exalt, glorify, worship
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derivations: consecrative (adj.), consecratedness (n.), consecration (n.), consecrator (consecrater) (n.)
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