What does consecrate mean?

Definitions for consecrateˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪt

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word consecrate.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consecrated, consecrate, dedicated(verb)

    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"

  2. ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order(verb)

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

  3. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote(verb)

    give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause

    "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"

  4. vow, consecrate(verb)

    dedicate to a deity by a vow

  5. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify(verb)

    render holy by means of religious rites


  1. consecrate(Verb)

    To declare, or otherwise make something holy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consecrate(adj)

    consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred

  2. Consecrate(verb)

    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

  3. Consecrate(verb)

    to set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop

  4. Consecrate(verb)

    to canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor

  5. Consecrate(verb)

    to render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time

  6. Origin: [L. consceratus, p. p. of conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer sacred. See Sacred.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Consecrate

    kon′se-krāt, v.t. to set apart for a holy use: to render holy or venerable; to hallow; to devote.—adj. consecrated: devoted: sanctified.—ns. Con′secratedness; Consecrā′tion, the act of devoting to a sacred use; Con′secrator.—adj. Con′secratory, making sacred. [L. consecrāre, -ātum, to make wholly sacred—con, and sacrāre, to set apart as sacred—sacer, sacred.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consecrate in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consecrate in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

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