Definitions for: Consecrate

[adj] 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"
[v] render holy by means of religious rites
[v] dedicate to a deity by a vow
[v] 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"
[v] appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

Webster (1913) Definition: Con"se*crate, a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of
conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer
sacred. See Sacred.]
Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

They were assembled in that consecrate place. --Bacon.

Con"se*crate, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p.
pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.]
1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to
sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the
service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to
give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.

One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy
rest. --Sharp.

2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a

Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex.
xxix. 9.

3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll
among the gods, as a Roman emperor.

4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as,
rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke.

Syn: See Addict.

Synonyms: bless, consecrated, dedicated, hallow, ordain, ordained, order, ordinate, sanctify, votive, vow

Antonyms: deconsecrate, desecrate, desecrated

See Also: apply, commit, consecrate, declare, dedicate, devote, employ, enthrone, give, holy, invest, reconsecrate, rededicate, sacred, use, utilise, utilize, vest

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