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[kon-si-kreyt] /ˈkɒn sɪˌkreɪt/

verb (used with object), consecrated, consecrating.
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity:
to consecrate a new church building.
to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow:
a custom consecrated by time.
to devote or dedicate to some purpose:
a life consecrated to science.
to admit or ordain to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
consecrated; sacred.
verb (transitive)
to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
to dedicate (one’s life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
to ordain (a bishop)
(Christianity) to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
to cause to be respected or revered; venerate: time has consecrated this custom
(archaic) consecrated

late 14c., from Latin consecratus, past participle of consecrare “to make holy, devote,” from com- “together” (see com-) + sacrare (see sacred). Related: Consecrated; consecrating.


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