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sanctify

sanc·ti·fy

sanctify

 
 
pronunciation:
saengk tih faI
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: sanctified, sanctifies, sanctifying
definition 1: to make sacred or holy; consecrate.
The chapel has been sanctified by the bishop.After the ground had been sanctified, his widow allowed his body to be buried.
antonyms:
defile
similar words:
anoint, bless, consecrate
definition 2: to make free of sin; purify.
He wanted to confess his sin and be sanctified.
similar words:
purge, purify
definition 3: to grant religious or social sanction to.
Their marriage, although legal, was not sanctified by their church.
derivations: sanctifiable (adj.), sanctification (n.), sanctifier (n.)