- 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.
- consecrated; sacred.
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Examples from the Web for reconsecrate
Historical Examples of reconsecrate
Today we reconsecrate our country to long-cherished ideals in a suddenly changed civilization.
Her consciousness of wrong warmed her heart toward her absent husband, and filled it with longing to reconsecrate herself to him.Mr. Claghorn's Daughter
He felt to reconsecrate himself to the Master, and live a more faithful life.History of the Negro Race in America from 1619 to 1880. Vol. 2 (of 2)
George Washington Williams
Decent people wouldn't attend service there for a long time, and the Bishop had to be sent for to reconsecrate the church.Jude the Obscure
- 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
- archaic consecrated