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sanctify

[ 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

1350–1400; <Late Latin sānctificāre (see Sanctus, -ify); replacing Middle English seintefien<Old French saintifier<Latin, as above
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British Dictionary definitions for sanctify

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
sanctifiable, adjectivesanctification, nounsanctifier, noun
C14: from Late Latin sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make
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