- made holy; consecrated: sanctified wine.
- sanctimonious: a sickening, sanctified smile.
Origin of sanctified
- to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.
- to purify or free from sin: Sanctify your hearts.
- to impart religious sanction to; render legitimate or binding: to sanctify a vow.
- to entitle to reverence or respect.
- to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.
Origin of sanctify
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Examples from the Web for sanctified
For decades, maybe centuries (the details are murky), some people in Mexico had been venerating a kind of sanctified death figure.America’s Fastest Growing Death Holiday Is From Mexico
November 1, 2014
Youth, beauty, apparent vigour and even the most arguable personal virtues may be sanctified by a sudden and violent death.Three Great Men Died That Day: JFK, C.S. Lewis, and Aldous Huxley
November 3, 2013
But it has never been sanctified, no more than any other human pursuit, from sports to politics.Major League Baseball’s Planned Suspensions Are Already a Bust
June 5, 2013
Lying to get a date, as Smith and Kozinski correctly suggest, is a sanctified practice in human courtship.In Case of Lies and Free Speech, Supreme Court Skirts Law of Online Dating
June 29, 2012
God preserveth the sanctified, yea, even in the midst of errors.Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
By her presence she had sanctified it and made of it a shrine for his meditative and wakeful hours.The Harbor of Doubt
Other sanctified rabbis are interred in sites about the village and the hill.Byeways in Palestine
If we do not keep the day God has sanctified, then we break not the least, but one of the greatest of his commandments.
And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.Jesus the Christ
James Edward Talmage
- consecrated or made holy
- a less common word for sanctimonious
- to make holy
- to free from sin; purify
- to sanction (an action or practice) as religiously bindingto sanctify a marriage
- to declare or render (something) productive of or conductive to holiness, blessing, or grace
- obsolete to authorize to be revered
Word Origin and History for sanctified
late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.