Sanctify Definition

sanctified, sanctifies, sanctifying
sanctified, sanctifies, sanctifying
To set apart for sacred use; consecrate.
The preacher sanctified the ground as a cemetery.
American Heritage
To make holy.
Webster's New World
To make binding or inviolable by a religious sanction.
Webster's New World
To make productive of spiritual blessing.
Webster's New World
To give social or moral sanction to.
American Heritage

Origin of Sanctify

  • Middle English seintefien, sanctifien from Old French saintifier from Late Latin sānctificāre Latin sānctus holy from past participle of sancīre to consecrate sak- in Indo-European roots Latin -ficāre -fy

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

  • From Late Latin sānctificō, from Latin sānctus (“holy") + faciō (“do, make").

    From Wiktionary

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