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Definition for: CONSECRATE

consecrate
(a.) Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
(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.
(v. t.) To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
(v. t.) To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
(v. t.) To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.