Last modified on 15 December 2014, at 17:53

sanctify

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Anglo-Norman seintefie, from Old French saintefier, from Late Latin sānctificō, from Latin sānctus (holy) + faciō (do, make). Form altered to conform with Latin.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

sanctify (third-person singular simple present sanctifies, present participle sanctifying, simple past and past participle sanctified)

  1. (transitive) To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
  2. (transitive) To free from sin; to purify.
  3. (transitive) To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.
  4. (transitive) To endorse with religious sanction.

SynonymsEdit

AntonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

TranslationsEdit

ReferencesEdit