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Definition of 'consecrate'

Verb

  1. appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
       Synonyms: ordain ordinate order
  2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
       Synonyms: give dedicate commit devote
  3. dedicate to a deity by a vow
       Synonyms: vow
  4. render holy by means of religious rites
       Synonyms: bless hallow sanctify
       Antonyms: desecrate unhallow deconsecrate

Adjective

  1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
       Synonyms: consecrated dedicated
       Antonyms: desecrated


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