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hallow

[ hal-oh ]
/ ˈhæl oʊ /
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verb (used with object)

to make holy; sanctify; consecrate.
to honor as holy; consider sacred; venerate: to hallow a battlefield.

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Origin of hallow

First recorded before 900; Middle English hal(o)wen, Old English hālgian (cognate with German heiligen, Old Norse helga ), derivative of hālig “consecrated, sacred, holy”; see holy
hal·low·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for hallow

hallow
/ (ˈhæləʊ) /

verb (tr)

to consecrate or set apart as being holy
to venerate as being holy
hallower, noun
Old English hālgian, from hālig holy
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