[ sangk-tuh-fahy ]
/ ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ /
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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.
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Origin of sanctify
OTHER WORDS FROM sanctify
sanc·ti·fi·a·ble, adjectivesanc·ti·fi·a·ble·ness, nounsanc·ti·fi·a·bly, adverbsanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, noun
sanc·ti·fi·er, nounsanc·ti·fy·ing·ly, adverbnon·sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounpre·sanc·ti·fy, verb (used with object), pre·sanc·ti·fied, pre·sanc·ti·fy·ing.self-sanc·ti·fi·ca·tion, nounun·sanc·ti·fy·ing, adjective
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How to use sanctify in a sentence
If thou do, what is that but to believe in him as the sanctifier of God's elect?A Christian Directory (Volume 1 of 4)|Richard Baxter
In the purifying of every power from the taint of sin He is our Sanctifier.When the Holy Ghost is Come|S. L. Brengle
Let him specially note the vast, yea, the immeasurable difference between these two words "Sanctifier and sanctified."Elijah the Tishbite|C. (Charles) H. (Henry) Mackintosh
God the Sanctifier is the name now inscribed upon the throne of God the Creator.Holy in Christ|Andrew Murray
British Dictionary definitions for sanctify
/ (ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ) /
verb -fies, -fying or -fied (tr)
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
Derived forms of sanctifysanctifiable, adjectivesanctification, nounsanctifier, noun
Word Origin for sanctify
C14: from Late Latin sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make
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