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sanctify

[ sangk-tuh-fahy ]
/ 藞s忙艐k t蓹藢fa瑟 /
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verb (used with object), sanc路ti路fied, sanc路ti路fy路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

1350鈥1400; <Late Latin s膩nctific膩re (see Sanctus, -ify); replacing Middle English seintefien<Old French saintifier<Latin, as above

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British Dictionary definitions for sanctify

sanctify
/ (藞s忙艐kt瑟藢fa瑟) /

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 sanctify

sanctifiable, adjectivesanctification, nounsanctifier, noun

Word Origin for sanctify

C14: from Late Latin sanctific膩re, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make
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