SYNONYMS | EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN verb (used with object), sanc·ti·fied, sanc·ti·fy·ing. 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 1350–1400;
Late Latin sānctificāre
Middle English seintefien
Old French saintifier
Related forms sanc·ti·fi·a·ble, adjective sanc·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, noun sanc·ti·fi·a·bly, adverb sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun sanc·ti·fi·er, noun sanc·ti·fy·ing·ly, adverb non·sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun pre·sanc·ti·fy, verb (used with object), pre·sanc·ti·fied, pre·sanc·ti·fy·ing. self-sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun un·sanc·ti·fy·ing, adjective
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Examples from the Web for sanctifier Historical Examples of sanctifier
Sanctifier is the name now inscribed upon the throne of God the Creator.
If thou do, what is that but to believe in him as the
sanctifier of God's elect?
In the purifying of every power from the taint of sin He is our
Let him specially note the vast, yea, the immeasurable difference between these two words "
Sanctifier and sanctified." British Dictionary definitions for sanctifier verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr) to make holy to free from sin; purify to sanction (an action or practice) as religiously binding to sanctify a marriage to declare or render (something) productive of or conductive to holiness, blessing, or grace obsolete to authorize to be revered Derived Forms sanctifiable, adjective sanctification, noun sanctifier, noun Word Origin for sanctify
C14: from Late Latin
sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for sanctifier v.
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.
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