consecrate

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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrātus.

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consecrate (third-person singular simple present consecrates, present participle consecrating, simple past and past participle consecrated)

  1. (transitive) To declare something holy, or make it holy by some procedure.
    Synonyms: behallow, hallow; see also Thesaurus:consecrate
    Antonyms: desecrate, defile; see also Thesaurus:desecrate
  2. (transitive, Roman Catholicism, specifically) To ordain as a bishop.

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AdjectiveEdit

consecrate (comparative more consecrate, superlative most consecrate)

  1. Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

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LatinEdit

VerbEdit

cōnsecrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnsecrō