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con·se·crate

consecrate

 
 
pronunciation:
kan s kreIt
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: consecrates, consecrating, consecrated
definition 1: to make or declare sacred; to dedicate to a deity.
The church was built in that year, and the ground of its churchyard was consecrated.
synonyms:
bless
similar words:
anoint
definition 2: to make (something) honored, as if sacred.
Today we consecrate this monument so that we will forever honor and remember those who have fallen.
synonyms:
honor, revere
similar words:
anoint, glorify, worship
derivations: consecrative (adj.), consecratedness (n.), consecration (n.), consecrator (consecrater) (n.)
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