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des·e·crate

 (dĕs′ĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. des·e·crat·ed, des·e·crat·ing, des·e·crates
To violate the sacredness of; profane.


des′e·crat′er, des′e·cra′tor n.
des′e·cra′tion n.

desecrate

(ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (Sociology) to violate or outrage the sacred character of (an object or place) by destructive, blasphemous, or sacrilegious action
2. (Sociology) to remove the consecration from (a person, object, building, etc); deconsecrate
[C17: from de- + consecrate]
ˈdeseˌcrator, ˈdeseˌcrater n
ˌdeseˈcration n

des•e•crate

(ˈdɛs ɪˌkreɪt)

v.t. -crat•ed, -crat•ing.
1. to divest of sacred character or office.
2. to divert from a sacred to a profane use or purpose.
3. to treat with sacrilege; profane.
[1665–75; de- + (con)secrate]
des′e•crat`er, des′e•cra`tor, n.
des`e•cra′tion, n.

desecrate


Past participle: desecrated
Gerund: desecrating

Imperative
desecrate
desecrate
Present
I desecrate
you desecrate
he/she/it desecrates
we desecrate
you desecrate
they desecrate
Preterite
I desecrated
you desecrated
he/she/it desecrated
we desecrated
you desecrated
they desecrated
Present Continuous
I am desecrating
you are desecrating
he/she/it is desecrating
we are desecrating
you are desecrating
they are desecrating
Present Perfect
I have desecrated
you have desecrated
he/she/it has desecrated
we have desecrated
you have desecrated
they have desecrated
Past Continuous
I was desecrating
you were desecrating
he/she/it was desecrating
we were desecrating
you were desecrating
they were desecrating
Past Perfect
I had desecrated
you had desecrated
he/she/it had desecrated
we had desecrated
you had desecrated
they had desecrated
Future
I will desecrate
you will desecrate
he/she/it will desecrate
we will desecrate
you will desecrate
they will desecrate
Future Perfect
I will have desecrated
you will have desecrated
he/she/it will have desecrated
we will have desecrated
you will have desecrated
they will have desecrated
Future Continuous
I will be desecrating
you will be desecrating
he/she/it will be desecrating
we will be desecrating
you will be desecrating
they will be desecrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been desecrating
you have been desecrating
he/she/it has been desecrating
we have been desecrating
you have been desecrating
they have been desecrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been desecrating
you will have been desecrating
he/she/it will have been desecrating
we will have been desecrating
you will have been desecrating
they will have been desecrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been desecrating
you had been desecrating
he/she/it had been desecrating
we had been desecrating
you had been desecrating
they had been desecrating
Conditional
I would desecrate
you would desecrate
he/she/it would desecrate
we would desecrate
you would desecrate
they would desecrate
Past Conditional
I would have desecrated
you would have desecrated
he/she/it would have desecrated
we would have desecrated
you would have desecrated
they would have desecrated
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.desecrate - violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God"
assail, assault, set on, attack - attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly"
2.desecrate - remove the consecration from a person or an object
change by reversal, reverse, turn - change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern"
hallow, sanctify, bless, consecrate - render holy by means of religious rites

desecrate

verb profane, dishonour, defile, violate, contaminate, pollute, pervert, despoil, blaspheme, commit sacrilege She shouldn't have desecrated the picture of a religious leader
value, respect, prize, worship, esteem, revere, glorify, exalt, venerate, hallow

desecrate

verb
To spoil or mar the sanctity of:
Translations
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desecrate

[ˈdesɪkreɪt] VTprofanar

desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪkreɪt] vtprofaner

desecrate

desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt] vtprofanare
References in classic literature ?
Thuvan Dihn," he said slowly, "must have great provocation thus to desecrate the ancient customs which inspire the deportment of a guest within the palace of his host.
If he does not wake to-day we shall understand what kind of a sleep it is, and his body will then be borne to a place in one of the remote recesses of the cave where none will ever find it to desecrate it.
This foe confounding Thy land, desiring to lay waste the whole world, rises against us; these lawless men are gathered together to overthrow Thy kingdom, to destroy Thy dear Jerusalem, Thy beloved Russia; to defile Thy temples, to overthrow Thine altars, and to desecrate our holy shrines.
Owing to her education or her nature books are to her a nuisance, and she opens them with aversion, yet her teacher must instil into her mind the contents of these books; that mind resists the admission of grave information, it recoils, it grows restive, sullen tempers are shown, disfiguring frowns spoil the symmetry of the face, sometimes coarse gestures banish grace from the deportment, while muttered expressions, redolent of native and ineradicable vulgarity, desecrate the sweetness of the voice.
Ey, ey, O-Tar," squeaked the ancient one, "I-Gos goes out not upon pleasure bound; but when one does ruthlessly desecrate the dead of I-Gos, vengeance must be had
No human being is even allowed to enter any Masjid unclean or raise any hue and cry therein and so there is no question of anybody entering there with the intention to cause any damage or desecrate it.
Yadav- who is accused of hatching the conspiracy to desecrate Holy Quran - was grilled by for 4.
Calapan City, Oriental Mindoro - A Mangyan leader here appealed to non-Mangyans "not to desecrate our ancestral domain" as he committed to participate in the formulation of a comprehensive conservation and protection plan for Mount Halcon - the 18th highest peak in the country, which is considered sacred by the natives.
Nazis erect ovens and gas chambers; Neo-Nazis desecrate places of worship, desecrate cemeteries, beat up innocent people, and scribble racist slogans.
The penalty is to be implemented on those who desecrate the flag and/or dishonour the national anthem in public, as per Article 172 of the Egyptian Penal Code.
Abu Atta stated that the mosque is a holy place for Muslims, and Jews have no right to desecrate or violate its sanctity.
SHAMELESS thieves who desecrate war memorials, damage churches and cause transport chaos are being assisted by lax regulation of the scrap metal industry, council leaders warned.