Desecrate meaning

dĕsĭ-krāt
To profane or violate the sacredness or sanctity of something.
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To violate the sacredness of; profane.
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To desecrate is defined as to treat something that is sacred with disrespect.

When you draw funny faces on a picture of Jesus, this is an example of desecrate.

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To take away the sacredness of; treat as not sacred; profane.
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To harm or insult a sacred thing.
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To remove the consecration from someone or something; to deconsecrate.
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To inappropriately change.
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Origin of desecrate

  • de– (con)secrate

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From de- + stem of consecrate.

    From Wiktionary