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Verb: sanctify  'sangk-ti,fI
  1. Render holy by means of religious rites
    - consecrate, bless, hallow
  2. Give religious sanction to, such as through an oath
    "sanctify the marriage";
    - sanction
  3. Make pure or free from sin or guilt
    "he left the monastery sanctified";
    - purify, purge

Derived forms: sanctifies, sanctifying, sanctified

Type of: alter, approve, change, declare, greenlight, green-light, modify, O.K., OK, okay, pronounce, sanction

Encyclopedia: Sanctify