Consecrate meaning

kŏn'sĭ-krāt'
To devote entirely; dedicate.

To consecrate one's life to art.

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Consecrated.
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Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified.
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To declare or set apart as sacred.

Consecrate a church.

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To dedicate solemnly to a service or goal.
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To make venerable; hallow.

A tradition consecrated by time.

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To cause to be revered or honored; hallow.

Ground consecrated by their martyrdom.

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To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
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Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
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To consecrate is to declare something holy.

An example of consecrate is when a cemetery is named holy ground.

An example of consecrate is when bread and wine are made into the body and blood of Christ for communion.

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Origin of consecrate

  • Middle English consecraten from Latin cōnsecrāre cōnsecrāt- com- intensive pref. com– sacrāre to make sacred (from sacer sacr- sacred sak- in Indo-European roots)
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition