Consecrate definition

kŏnsĭ-krāt
Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified.
adjective
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To declare or set apart as sacred.

Consecrate a church.

verb
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To devote entirely; dedicate.

To consecrate one's life to art.

verb
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Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
adjective
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2
(archaic) Consecrated.
adjective
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2
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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.

verb
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To dedicate solemnly to a service or goal.
verb
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To initiate (a priest) into the order of bishops.
verb
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To cause to be revered or honored; hallow.

Ground consecrated by their martyrdom.

verb
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To make venerable; hallow.

A tradition consecrated by time.

verb
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To sanctify (bread and wine) for Eucharistic use through a ritual regarded by some Christian churches as effecting transubstantiation.
verb
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To set apart as holy; make or declare sacred for religious use.
verb
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To make (someone) a bishop, ruler, etc. by a religious ceremony.
verb
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To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
verb
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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