consecrate

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English[edit]

Verb[edit]

consecrate (third-person singular simple present consecrates, present participle consecrating, simple past and past participle consecrated)

  1. To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
    • 1863 November 19, Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
      But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate, we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

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Adjective[edit]

consecrate (comparative more consecrate, superlative most consecrate)

  1. Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
    • Francis Bacon
      They were assembled in that consecrate place.

Latin[edit]

Verb[edit]

cōnsecrāte

  1. second-person plural present active imperative of cōnsecrō