Definitions for sanctifyˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

sanc•ti•fyˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ(v.t.)-fied, -fy•ing.

  1. to make holy; consecrate.

    Category: Religion

  2. to purify or free from sin.

    Category: Religion

  3. to impart religious sanction to.

    Category: Religion

  4. to entitle to reverence or respect.

  5. to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.

    Category: Religion

Origin of sanctify:

1375–1425; ME seintefien, sanctifien (< OF saintifier) < LL sānctificāre

sanc`ti•fi′ca′tion(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  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"

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

sanctify(verb)

to make sacred, holy or free from sin.

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