Definition of Consecrate

1. Verb. Appoint to a clerical posts. "He was ordained in the Church"

Exact synonyms: Ordain, Order, Ordinate
Generic synonyms: Enthrone, Invest, Vest
Derivative terms: Consecration, Consecration, Ordainer, Ordinance, Order



2. Adjective. Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose. "A chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
Exact synonyms: Consecrated, Dedicated
Similar to: Ordained, Votive
Also: Holy, Sacred
Antonyms: Desecrated

3. Verb. Give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause. "Consecrate your life to the church"
Exact synonyms: Commit, Dedicate, Devote, Give
Specialized synonyms: Vow, Rededicate, Apply
Related verbs: Give, Give, Sacrifice
Generic synonyms: Apply, Employ, Use, Utilise, Utilize
Derivative terms: Commitment, Consecration, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Dedication, Devotee, Devotion, Devotion

4. Verb. Dedicate to a deity by a vow.
Exact synonyms: Vow
Generic synonyms: Commit, Dedicate, Devote, Give
Derivative terms: Consecration, Consecration, Vow

5. Verb. Render holy by means of religious rites.
Exact synonyms: Bless, Hallow, Sanctify
Specialized synonyms: Reconsecrate
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Consecration, Saint, Saint, Sanctification
Antonyms: Desecrate

Definition of Consecrate

1. a. Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

2. v. t. 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.

Definition of Consecrate

1. Verb. To declare, or otherwise make something holy. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consecrate

1. [v -CRATED, -CRATING, -CRATES]

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Literary usage of Consecrate

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1. Dictionary of National Biography: From the Earliest Times to 1900 by George Smith, Leslie Stephen, Sidney Lee (1897)
"Already he had been mentioned for one of the vacant bishoprics, when it had been proposed to consecrate secretly in 1056, (July 1655, #. iii. ..."

2. The Holy Bible: Containing the Old and New Testaments: Translated Out of the by Canadian Bible Society (1891)
"Then shalt thon kill the ram, and wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them i but a stranger shall not ..."

3. The Origin and Growth of the English Constitution: An Historical Treatise by Hannis Taylor (1898)
"... Hodgkins and Salisbury, suffragan bishops of Bedford and Thetford, commanding them, or any four of them, to confirm and consecrate the archbishop elect. ..."

4. A Glossary: Or, Collection of Words, Phrases, Names, and Allusions to by Robert Nares, James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps, Thomas Wright (1901)
"... 1598 » SACRE, P. To consecrate. Dr Johnson thought that only the participle had ever been used. And presented him to the archbishop of ..."

5. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann, Edward Aloysius Pace, Condé Bénoist Pallen, Thomas Joseph Shahan, John Joseph Wynne (1913)
"... are specially blessed to serve as badges of pious associations or to consecrate and protect the wearer, and finally are often enriched with indulgences. ..."

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