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sanc·ti·fy

 (săngk′tə-fī′)
tr.v. sanc·ti·fied, sanc·ti·fy·ing, sanc·ti·fies
1. To set apart for sacred use; consecrate: The preacher sanctified the ground as a cemetery.
2. To make holy; purify: They felt the spirit had descended and sanctified their hearts. They sanctified the body with holy oil.
3. To give religious sanction to, as with an oath or vow: The wedding ceremony sanctifies the marriage.
4. To give social or moral sanction to: "The only books I wanted to read as a teenager were those sanctified by my elders and betters" (David Eggers).

[Middle English seintefien, sanctifien, from Old French saintifier, from Late Latin sānctificāre : Latin sānctus, holy, from past participle of sancīre, to consecrate; see sak- in Indo-European roots + Latin -ficāre, -fy.]

sanc′ti·fi·ca′tion (-fĭ-kā′shən) n.
sanc′ti·fi′er n.

sanctify

(ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ)
vb (tr) , -fies, -fying or -fied
1. to make holy
2. to free from sin; purify
3. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to sanction (an action or practice) as religiously binding: to sanctify a marriage.
4. (Ecclesiastical Terms) to declare or render (something) productive of or conductive to holiness, blessing, or grace
5. obsolete to authorize to be revered
[C14: from Late Latin sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make]
ˈsanctiˌfiable adj
ˌsanctifiˈcation n
ˈsanctiˌfier n

sanc•ti•fy

(ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ)

v.t. -fied, -fy•ing.
1. to make holy; consecrate.
2. to purify or free from sin.
3. to impart religious sanction to.
4. to entitle to reverence or respect.
5. to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.
[1375–1425; Middle English seintefien, sanctifien (< Old French saintifier) < Late Latin sānctificāre]
sanc`ti•fi′ca′tion, n.

sanctify


Past participle: sanctified
Gerund: sanctifying

Imperative
sanctify
sanctify
Present
I sanctify
you sanctify
he/she/it sanctifies
we sanctify
you sanctify
they sanctify
Preterite
I sanctified
you sanctified
he/she/it sanctified
we sanctified
you sanctified
they sanctified
Present Continuous
I am sanctifying
you are sanctifying
he/she/it is sanctifying
we are sanctifying
you are sanctifying
they are sanctifying
Present Perfect
I have sanctified
you have sanctified
he/she/it has sanctified
we have sanctified
you have sanctified
they have sanctified
Past Continuous
I was sanctifying
you were sanctifying
he/she/it was sanctifying
we were sanctifying
you were sanctifying
they were sanctifying
Past Perfect
I had sanctified
you had sanctified
he/she/it had sanctified
we had sanctified
you had sanctified
they had sanctified
Future
I will sanctify
you will sanctify
he/she/it will sanctify
we will sanctify
you will sanctify
they will sanctify
Future Perfect
I will have sanctified
you will have sanctified
he/she/it will have sanctified
we will have sanctified
you will have sanctified
they will have sanctified
Future Continuous
I will be sanctifying
you will be sanctifying
he/she/it will be sanctifying
we will be sanctifying
you will be sanctifying
they will be sanctifying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sanctifying
you have been sanctifying
he/she/it has been sanctifying
we have been sanctifying
you have been sanctifying
they have been sanctifying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sanctifying
you will have been sanctifying
he/she/it will have been sanctifying
we will have been sanctifying
you will have been sanctifying
they will have been sanctifying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sanctifying
you had been sanctifying
he/she/it had been sanctifying
we had been sanctifying
you had been sanctifying
they had been sanctifying
Conditional
I would sanctify
you would sanctify
he/she/it would sanctify
we would sanctify
you would sanctify
they would sanctify
Past Conditional
I would have sanctified
you would have sanctified
he/she/it would have sanctified
we would have sanctified
you would have sanctified
they would have sanctified
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.sanctify - render holy by means of religious ritessanctify - 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"
2.sanctify - make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
spiritualise, spiritualize - purify from the corrupting influences of the world; "During his stay at the ashram he was spiritualized"
lustrate - purify by means of a ritual; also used in post-Communist countries to refer to the political cleansing of former officials

sanctify

verb
1. consecrate, bless, ordain, anoint, set apart, hallow, beatify, make sacred Their marriage has not been sanctified in a Christian church.
2. cleanse, redeem, purify, absolve, exculpate May the God of peace sanctify you entirely.
3. approve, back, support, sanction, endorse, authorize, ratify, vindicate a law that sanctifies changes that have already occurred

sanctify

verb
To make sacred by a religious rite:
Translations
يُقَدِّس
posvětit
indvie
megszentel
helga, blessa
iecelt svēto kārtāsvētīt
posvätiť
takdis etmek

sanctify

[ˈsæŋktɪfaɪ] VTsantificar

sanctify

[ˈsæŋktɪfaɪ] vtsanctifier

sanctify

vt (= make holy)heiligen; (= give quasi-moral sanction to also)sanktionieren; (= consecrate)weihen; (= make binding) vowsannehmen; a custom sanctified by traditionein durch die Tradition geheiligter Brauch

sanctify

[ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ] vtsantificare

sanctify

(ˈsӕŋktifai) verb
to make sacred, holy or free from sin.
ˌsanctifiˈcation (-fi-) noun
References in classic literature ?
To be the sport of boys, who, when old enough to run about the streets, have no more reverence for what is beautiful and holy, nor pity for what is sad,--no more sense of sacred misery, sanctifying the human shape in which it embodies itself, --than if Satan were the father of them all
He was telling me something, and I wished to show him my sensibility, and not listening to what he was saying I began picturing to myself the condition of my inner man and the grace of God sanctifying me.
annexations lack of the sanctifying merit of magnitude.
It was the last night before sorrow touched her life; and no life is ever quite the same again when once that cold, sanctifying touch has been laid upon it.
And all the time their salvation was lying round them--the past sanctifying the present; the present, with wild heart-throb, declaring that there would after all be a future, with laughter and the voices of children.
A pope can bypass the five-year rule, as Francis's predecessor Benedict did for John Paul II, who had in turn started the process of sanctifying Mother Teresa of Calcutta within five years after her death in 1997.
Mtouq added that by opening heritage to critiques and not sanctifying it, we can add more meaning to it, develop it and maybe create new things from it.
Sanctifying the World: The Augustinian Life and Mind of Christopher Dawson.
Simply stated, and partly in my own words, the hypothesis is that to the four intradivine relations there correspond to four supernaturalia in the economy of salvation, thus: to paternity on the part of the Father corresponds the secondary act of existence of the divine Word in the incarnation; to active spiration on the part of the Father and the Son corresponds sanctifying grace; to passive spiration on the part of the Holy Spirit corresponds the habit of charity; and to the passive generation, or sonship, of the divine Son corresponds the light of glory.
A deeply reverential guide to a form of meditation devoted to sanctifying one's own spirit.
The spirituality of Opus Dei involves sanctifying the everyday details of life.
Yet it lasted for the eight days that were required for sanctifying new oil.