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ˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪtcon·se·crate

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. consecrated, consecrate, dedicatedverb

    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, orderverb

    appoint to a clerical posts

    "he was ordained in the Church"

  3. give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteverb

    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, consecrateverb

    dedicate to a deity by a vow

  5. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctifyverb

    render holy by means of religious rites

Wiktionary

  1. consecrateverb

    To declare, or otherwise make something holy.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consecrateadjective

    consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred

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

  2. Consecrateverb

    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

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

  3. Consecrateverb

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

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

  4. Consecrateverb

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

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

  5. Consecrateverb

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

    Etymology: [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.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of consecrate in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  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. John Dewey:

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

  4. Gregory Aymond:

    His desecration of the altar was demonic, i am infuriated by his actions. When the details became clear, we had the altar removed and burned. I will consecrate a new altar tomorrow.

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