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con·se·crate

 (kŏn′sĭ-krāt′)
tr.v. con·se·crat·ed, con·se·crat·ing, con·se·crates
1. To declare or set apart as sacred: consecrate a church.
2. Christianity
a. To sanctify (bread and wine) for Eucharistic use through a ritual regarded by some Christian churches as effecting transubstantiation.
b. To initiate (a priest) into the order of bishops.
3. To dedicate solemnly to a service or goal. See Synonyms at devote.
4. To make venerable; hallow: a tradition consecrated by time.
adj.
Dedicated to a sacred purpose; sanctified.

[Middle English consecraten, from Latin cōnsecrāre, cōnsecrāt- : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + sacrāre, to make sacred (from sacer, sacr-, sacred; see sak- in Indo-European roots).]

con′se·cra′tive adj.
con′se·cra′tor n.
con′se·cra·to′ry (-krə-tôr′ē) adj.
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consecrate

(ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt)
vb (tr)
1. to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
2. to dedicate (one's life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
3. (Roman Catholic Church) to ordain (a bishop)
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) Christianity to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
5. to cause to be respected or revered; venerate: time has consecrated this custom.
adj
archaic consecrated
[C15: from Latin consecrāre, from com- (intensive) + sacrāre to devote, from sacer sacred]
ˌconseˈcration n
ˈconseˌcrator n
consecratory, ˈconseˌcrative adj
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con•se•crate

(ˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪt)

v. -crat•ed, -crat•ing,
adj. v.t.
1. to make or declare sacred; dedicate to the service of a deity.
2. to make an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose.
4. to admit or ordain to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
5. to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
adj.
6. consecrated; sacred.
[1325–75; Middle English < Latin consecrātus, past participle of consecrāre=con- con- + -secrāre, comb. form of sacrāre to hallow, consecrate, derivative of sacer sacred]
con′se•crat`ed•ness, n.
con′se•cra`tor, n.
con′se•cra•to`ry (-krəˌtɔr i, -ˌtoʊr i) con′se•cra`tive, adj.
syn: See devote.
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consecrate


Past participle: consecrated
Gerund: consecrating

Imperative
consecrate
consecrate
Present
I consecrate
you consecrate
he/she/it consecrates
we consecrate
you consecrate
they consecrate
Preterite
I consecrated
you consecrated
he/she/it consecrated
we consecrated
you consecrated
they consecrated
Present Continuous
I am consecrating
you are consecrating
he/she/it is consecrating
we are consecrating
you are consecrating
they are consecrating
Present Perfect
I have consecrated
you have consecrated
he/she/it has consecrated
we have consecrated
you have consecrated
they have consecrated
Past Continuous
I was consecrating
you were consecrating
he/she/it was consecrating
we were consecrating
you were consecrating
they were consecrating
Past Perfect
I had consecrated
you had consecrated
he/she/it had consecrated
we had consecrated
you had consecrated
they had consecrated
Future
I will consecrate
you will consecrate
he/she/it will consecrate
we will consecrate
you will consecrate
they will consecrate
Future Perfect
I will have consecrated
you will have consecrated
he/she/it will have consecrated
we will have consecrated
you will have consecrated
they will have consecrated
Future Continuous
I will be consecrating
you will be consecrating
he/she/it will be consecrating
we will be consecrating
you will be consecrating
they will be consecrating
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been consecrating
you have been consecrating
he/she/it has been consecrating
we have been consecrating
you have been consecrating
they have been consecrating
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been consecrating
you will have been consecrating
he/she/it will have been consecrating
we will have been consecrating
you will have been consecrating
they will have been consecrating
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been consecrating
you had been consecrating
he/she/it had been consecrating
we had been consecrating
you had been consecrating
they had been consecrating
Conditional
I would consecrate
you would consecrate
he/she/it would consecrate
we would consecrate
you would consecrate
they would consecrate
Past Conditional
I would have consecrated
you would have consecrated
he/she/it would have consecrated
we would have consecrated
you would have consecrated
they would have consecrated
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.consecrate - appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
enthrone, vest, invest - provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights"
2.consecrate - 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"
vow, consecrate - dedicate to a deity by a vow
give - offer in good faith; "He gave her his word"
rededicate - dedicate anew; "They were asked to rededicate themselves to their country"
apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize - put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer"
sacrifice, give - endure the loss of; "He gave his life for his children"; "I gave two sons to the war"
apply - apply oneself to; "Please apply yourself to your homework"
3.consecrate - dedicate to a deity by a vow
dedicate, devote, commit, consecrate, give - 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"
4.consecrate - render holy by means of religious ritesconsecrate - render holy by means of religious rites
reconsecrate - consecrate anew, as after a desecration
declare - state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with"
deconsecrate, unhallow, desecrate - remove the consecration from a person or an object
Adj.1.consecrate - 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"
holy - belonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
sacred - concerned with religion or religious purposes; "sacred texts"; "sacred rites"; "sacred music"
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consecrate

verb sanctify, dedicate, ordain, exalt, venerate, set apart, hallow, devote The church was consecrated in 1234.
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consecrate

verb
1. To make sacred by a religious rite:
2. To give over by or as if by vow to a higher purpose:
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Translations
يُكَرِّسُ حَياتَه لِخِدْمَة الله
vysvětitzasvětit
indvieordinere
helga, vígja
įšventinimasįšventintipašventinimaspašventinti
iesvētīt
innviekonsekrerevigsle
takdis etmek

consecrate

[ˈkɒnsɪkreɪt] VTconsagrar
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consecrate

[ˈkɒnsɪkreɪt] vt [+ church, bishop] → consacrer consecrated groundconsecrated ground nterre consacrée
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consecrate

vt (lit, fig)weihen
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consecrate

[ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt] vtconsacrare
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consecrate

(ˈkonsikreit) verb
to set apart for a holy use; to dedicate to God. The bishop consecrated the new church.
ˌconseˈcration noun
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