Definitions for sanctifyˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ

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Princeton's WordNetRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

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

    render holy by means of religious rites

  2. purify, purge, sanctify(verb)

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

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  1. sanctify(Verb)

    To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.

  2. sanctify(Verb)

    To free from sin; to purify.

  3. sanctify(Verb)

    To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.

  4. sanctify(Verb)

    To endorse with religious sanction.

  5. Origin: From sanctifico, from sanctus + facio.

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Sanctify(verb)

    to make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow

  2. Sanctify(verb)

    to make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify

  3. Sanctify(verb)

    to make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety

  4. Sanctify(verb)

    to impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to

  5. Origin: [F. sanctifier, L. sanctificare; sanctus holy + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Saint, and -fy.]


Translations for sanctify

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  • heiligenGerman
  • santificarSpanish
  • puhdistaa, vapauttaa, pyhittääFinnish
  • consacrerFrench
  • naomhaichScottish Gaelic
  • purificare, consacrare, santificareItalian
  • apvalyti, pašventintiLithuanian
  • whakataputapu, whakatapuMāori
  • zuiveren, verschonen, sancreren, heiligen, louteren, consacreren, heilig verklaren, inwijden, sanctificeren, sanctifiëren, wijden, ruggensteunen, sacraliseren, verheiligenDutch
  • rense, helliggjøre, vigsle, velsigne, tilgiNorwegian
  • willkachayQuechua
  • очи́стить, очища́ть, освяти́ть, одобря́ть, освяща́ть, санкциони́ровать, одо́бритьRussian
  • kutsamakTurkish

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