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consecrate


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consecrate  \Con"se*crate\,  a.  [L.  consceratus  p.  p.  of 
  conscerare  to  conscerate;  con-  +  sacrare  to  consecrate,  sacer 
  sacred.  See  {Sacred}.] 
  Consecrated;  devoted;  dedicated;  sacred. 
 
  They  were  assembled  in  that  consecrate  place  --Bacon. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consecrate  \Con"se*crate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Consecrated};  p. 
  pr  &  vb  n.  {Consecrating}.] 
  1.  To  make  or  declare  to  be  sacred;  to  appropriate  to 
  sacred  uses;  to  set  apart,  dedicate,  or  devote,  to  the 
  service  or  worship  of  God;  as  to  consecrate  a  church;  to 
  give  (one's  self)  unreservedly,  as  to  the  service  of  God. 
 
  One  day  in  the  week  is  .  .  .  consecrated  to  a  holy 
  rest.  --Sharp. 
 
  2.  To  set  apart  to  a  sacred  office;  as  to  consecrate  a 
  bishop. 
 
  Thou  shalt  consecrate  Aaron  and  his  sons.  --Ex. 
  xxix.  9. 
 
  3.  To  canonize;  to  exalt  to  the  rank  of  a  saint;  to  enroll 
  among  the  gods,  as  a  Roman  emperor. 
 
  4.  To  render  venerable  or  revered;  to  hallow;  to  dignify;  as 
  rules  or  principles  consecrated  by  time.  --Burke. 
 
  Syn:  See  {Addict}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consecrate 
  adj  :  solemnly  dedicated  to  or  set  apart  for  a  high  purpose;  "a 
  life  consecrated  to  science";  "the  consecrated  chapel"; 
  "a  chapel  dedicated  to  the  dead  of  World  War  II"  [syn: 
  {consecrated},  {dedicated}]  [ant:  {desecrated}] 
  v  1:  of  clerical  posts;  "he  was  ordained  in  the  Church"  [syn:  {ordain}, 
  {order}] 
  2:  dedicate  to  a  deity  by  a  vow  [syn:  {vow}] 
  3:  render  holy  by  means  of  religious  rites  [syn:  {bless},  {hallow}, 
  {sanctify}]  [ant:  {desecrate}] 




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