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EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from Latin cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrātus.

VerbEdit

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

  1. To declare something holy, or otherwise make it holy.
    Synonyms: behallow, hallow, make holy; see also Thesaurus:consecrate
    Antonyms: desecrate, defile; see also Thesaurus:desecrate
    • 1863 November 19, Lincoln, Abraham, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy":
      But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

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AdjectiveEdit

consecrate (comparative more consecrate, superlative most consecrate)

  1. Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
    • Francis Bacon
      They were assembled in that consecrate place.

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