Definitions for consecrateˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪt

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

con•se•crate*ˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪt(v.; adj.)-crat•ed, -crat•ing

  1. (v.t.)to make or declare sacred; dedicate to the service of a deity.

    Category: Religion

  2. to make an object of honor or veneration; hallow:

    a custom consecrated by time.

  3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose.

  4. to admit or ordain to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Religion

  5. to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Religion

  6. (adj.)consecrated; sacred.

* Syn: See devote.

Origin of consecrate:

1325–75; ME < L consecrātus, ptp. of consecrāre=con-con - +-secrāre, comb. form of sacrāre to hallow, consecrate, der. of sacersacred

con′se•cra•to`ry-krəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i(adj.)con′se•cra`tive

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

Translations for consecrate

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


to set apart for a holy use; to dedicate to God

The bishop consecrated the new church.

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