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consecrate

[ kon-si-kreyt ]
/ 藞k蓲n s瑟藢kre瑟t /
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verb (used with object), con路se路crat路ed, con路se路crat路ing.
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
to admit or ordain to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
adjective
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Origin of consecrate

First recorded in 1325鈥75; Middle English consecraten, from Latin consecr膩tus (past participle of consecr膩re ), equivalent to con- + -secr- (variant, in noninitial syllables, of sacer 鈥渃onsecrated, holy鈥) + -膩tus, past participle suffix; see origin at con-, sacred, -ate1

synonym study for consecrate

3. See devote. 6. See holy.

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British Dictionary definitions for consecrate

consecrate
/ (藞k蓲ns瑟藢kre瑟t) /

verb (tr)
to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
to dedicate (one's life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
to ordain (a bishop)
Christianity to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
to cause to be respected or revered; veneratetime has consecrated this custom
adjective
archaic consecrated

Derived forms of consecrate

consecration, nounconsecrator, nounconsecratory (藢k蓲ns瑟藞kre瑟t蓹r瑟) or consecrative, adjective

Word Origin for consecrate

C15: from Latin consecr膩re, from com- (intensive) + sacr膩re to devote, from sacer sacred
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition 漏 William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 漏 HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
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