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

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  • (UK, US) IPA(key): /ˈsæŋk.tɪ.faɪ/
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sanctify (third-person singular simple present sanctifies, present participle sanctifying, simple past and past participle sanctified)

  1. (transitive) To make holy; to consecrate; to 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.

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