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  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}. 




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