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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
desecrarprofanar
häpäistä

desecrate

[ˈdesɪkreɪt] VTprofanar

desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪkreɪt] vtprofaner

desecrate

desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt] vtprofanare
References in classic literature ?
She thought she was prospering finely, but unconsciously she was beginning to desecrate some of the womanliest attributes of a woman's character.
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.
As he spoke he lifted a little silver crucifix and held it out to me, I being nearest to him, "put these flowers round your neck," here he handed to me a wreath of withered garlic blossoms, "for other enemies more mundane, this revolver and this knife, and for aid in all, these so small electric lamps, which you can fasten to your breast, and for all, and above all at the last, this, which we must not desecrate needless.
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.
But I trust you do not mean to desecrate this exquisite creature with paint, like those staring kings and admirals yonder?
But don't you see that it is exactly what those pagan nobles would have done, to desecrate it with a sort of heathen goddess, as the Roman Emperor built a temple to Venus on the Holy Sepulchre.
The remaining guards, reinforced by the high dignitaries and nobles of the First Born, closed in between us and Issus, who sat leaning far forward upon her carved sorapus bench, now screaming high-pitched commands to her following, now hurling blighting curses upon those who sought to desecrate her godhood.
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.
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.
Why should we desecrate noble and beautiful souls by intruding on them?
It is gross breach of laws and it will go to desecrate the dead bodies.
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.