sanctify

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From Late Latin sānctificō, from Latin sānctus (holy) + faciō (do, make).

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sanctify (third-person singular simple present sanctifies, present participle sanctifying, simple past and past participle sanctified)

  1. (transitive) To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
  2. (transitive) To free from sin; to purify.
  3. (transitive) To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.
  4. (transitive) To endorse with religious sanction.

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