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consecrate Explained

consecrate at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1387, from L. consecratus, pp. of consecrare "to make holy, devote," from com- "together" + sacrare (see sacred). ///

consecrate at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

v [T] [Date: 1300-1400; Language: Latin; Origin: , past participle of consecrare, from com- ( COM-) + sacrare ( SACRED)]//
1 to officially state in a special religious ceremony that a place or building is holy and can be used for religious purposes: --The bones will be reburied in consecrated ground .//
2 to officially state in a special religious ceremony that someone is now a priest, bishop etc: -- consecration/k[hA361]ns[hA369]kre[hA366][hA35D][hA368]n $ k[hA35A][hA359]n-/ n [U] //

consecrate at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

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consecrate at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

1 [VN] to state officially in a religious ceremony that sth is holy and can be used for religious purposes:
The church was consecrated in 1853. * consecrated ground
2 [VN] (in Christian belief) to make bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ
3 ~ sb (as) (sth) to state officially in a religious ceremony that sb is now a priest, etc:
[VN-N] He was consecrated (as) bishop last year. [also VN]
4 [VN] ~ sth/sb / yourself to sth (formal) to give sth/sb or yourself to a special purpose, especially a religious one:
She consecrated her life to God.
consecration noun [C, U]:
the consecration of a church / bishop

Consecrate at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of
conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer
sacred. See {Sacred}.]
Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.

They were assembled in that consecrate place. --Bacon.

Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consecrated}; p.
pr. & vb. n. {Consecrating}.]
1. 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.

One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy
rest. --Sharp.

2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a

Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex.
xxix. 9.

3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll
among the gods, as a Roman emperor.

4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as,
rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke.

Syn: See {Addict}.

consecrate at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

adj : solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a
life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel";
"a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II" [syn:
{consecrated}, {dedicated}] [ant: {desecrated}]

v 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
[syn: {ordain}, {ordinate}, {order}]
2: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She
committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents
to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
[syn: {give}, {dedicate}, {commit}, {devote}]
3: dedicate to a deity by a vow [syn: {vow}]
4: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: {bless}, {hallow},
{sanctify}] [ant: {desecrate}]

consecrate at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-verb » consecrat|ing
  • To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
    1. 1863 November 19, Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
    2. : But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.


      * desecrate

  • defile


    Inter: trans-top » to declare, or otherwise make something holy
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|освещавам
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|zasvětit
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|konsekri
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|pyhittää
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|consacrer
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|weihen
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|αγιάζω|tr=aγiázo

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|לקדש|sc=Hebr
    • Icelandic: Inter: t- » is|helga
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|konsekrere
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|освящать|tr=osvjaščátʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: imp » f, Inter: t+ » ru|освятить|tr=osvjatítʹ|sc=Cyrl Inter: pf » .
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|coisrig, Inter: t- » gd|naomhaich
    • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|consagrar
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|tambuim

    Inter: trans-botto » m



    Inter: la-verb-form » cōnsecrāte
  • Inter: conjugation of » consecro|cōnsecrō|2|p|pres|act|imp|lang=la

  • Translation: et » consecrate
    Translation: fa » consecrate
    Translation: fr » consecrate
    Translation: ko » consecrate
    Translation: io » consecrate
    Translation: hu » consecrate
    Translation: mg » consecrate
    Translation: my » consecrate
    Translation: nl » consecrate
    Translation: pl » consecrate
    Translation: pt » consecrate
    Translation: ru » consecrate
    Translation: fi » consecrate
    Translation: sv » consecrate
    Translation: ta » consecrate
    Translation: te » consecrate
    Translation: vi » consecrate
    Translation: zh » consecrate