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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Dewey:

    Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves to the current view of the world and consecrate it.

  2. John Dewey:

    Intellectually, religious emotions are not creative but conservative. They attach themselves readily to the current view of the world and consecrate it.

  3. Francis Cardinal George, OMI:

    When I consecrate a new church in the Archdiocese, I often point to the altar and explain that the altar in every Catholic Church is the center of the universe, because Christ is the center of history.

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