Middle English consecratenfrom Latin cōnsecrārecōnsecrāt-com-intensive pref.com–sacrāreto make sacred (fromsacersacr-sacredsak- in Indo-European roots)
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
Consecrate Sentence Examples
The little company of seven determined to consecrate their union by vows.
But, in a larger sense, we cannot dedicate, we cannot consecrate, we cannot hallow this ground.
Similarly William of Paris held that degradation deprived a priest of power to consecrate.
The Lombard sect went farther in (3) and (4), holding that no one in mortal sin could consecrate the sacrament, and that the Roman Church was the scarlet woman of the Apocalypse, whose precepts ought not to be obeyed, especially those appointing fast-days.
He also refused to consecrate Henrys nominees to certain bishoprics and abbacies on the ground that they had not been chosen by free election by their chapters or their monks.