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Adjective: consecrate  'kón-su,kreyt
  1. Solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
    "a life consecrate to science";
    - consecrated, dedicated
Verb: consecrate  'kón-su,kreyt
  1. Appoint to a clerical post
    "he was consecrated in the Church";
    - ordain, ordinate, order
     
  2. Use entirely for a specific person, activity, or cause
    "consecrate your life to the church";
    - give, dedicate, commit, devote
     
  3. Dedicate to a deity by a vow
    - vow
     
  4. Render holy by means of religious rites
    - bless, hallow, sanctify

Derived forms: consecrating, consecrates, consecrated

See also: holy, ordained, sacred, votive

Type of: apply, declare, employ, enthrone, invest, pronounce, use, utilise [Brit], utilize, vest

Antonym: desecrate

Encyclopedia: Consecrate