Variant of consecrate
- to set apart as holy; make or declare sacred for religious use
- to make (someone) a bishop, ruler, etc. by a religious ceremony
- to devote entirely; dedicate: to consecrate one's life to art
- to cause to be revered or honored; hallow: ground consecrated by their martyrdom
Origin: ME consecraten < L consecratus, pp. of consecrare < com-, together + sacrare: see sacred
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