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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.
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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
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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.
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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
Collins English Verb Tables © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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
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desecrate

verb
To spoil or mar the sanctity of:
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Translations
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desecrate

[ˈdesɪkreɪt] VTprofanar
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desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪkreɪt] vtprofaner
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desecrate

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desecrate

[ˈdɛsɪˌkreɪt] vtprofanare
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For a long while he could say nothing, not so much because he was afraid of desecrating the loftiness of his emotion by a word, as that every time he tried to say something, instead of words he felt that tears of happiness were welling up.
It was evident that he was being warned to refrain from desecrating this particular room.
Desecrating graves and stealing dead men's heads--surely there's harm in that?
"They-all's a desecrating us, right here on this here perverted island."
A 43-year-old fisherman, Kweku Abeiku, popularly known as 'Ewie Ne Asem,' who was found guilty of desecrating the stool of Lower Dixcove Traditional Council (LDTC) but failed to pacify it, has found himself in trouble.
KARACHI -- A veterinary doctor of the Hindu faith was arrested for allegedly desecrating a copy of the Holy Quran in Phuladyyon town of Mirpurkhas on Tuesday.
An Aurora man has been charged with desecrating human remains, accused of digging up an old grave in the West Aurora Cemetery.
Because there's no suitable punishment for the unspeakable act of desecrating a symbol of courage, sacrifice, and national pride.
According to Kashmir media service, 'While it's a welcome development that both India and Pakistan have agreed to ensure peace on LoC inside Kashmir Indian forces are creating havoc in south Kashmir ransacking apple orchards, houses and even desecrating graveyards!,' Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeted.
According to KMS, 'While it's a welcome development that both India and Pakistan have agreed to ensure peace on LoC inside Kashmir Indian forces are creating havoc in south Kashmir ransacking apple orchards, houses and even desecrating graveyards!,' Mirwaiz Umar Farooq tweeted.
The Silwan-based Wadi Hilweh Information Center said residents of the Palestinian neighborhood and Waqf officials confronted on Monday the Israeli staff to prevent them from desecrating the cemetery.
The man identified as Mohammad Amin, a resident of Chitral district, was arrested by Chitral police on May 2, 2017 for desecrating the Holy Quran.