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From sānctus (holy) +‎ -ficō (do, make).



sānctificō (present infinitive sānctificāre, perfect active sānctificāvī, supine sānctificātum); first conjugation

  1. I consecrate; make holy; set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, Genesis 2:3
      et benedixit diei septimo et sanctificavit illum quia in ipso cessaverat ab omni opere suo quod creavit Deus ut faceret
      And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
  2. I purify; I free from sin.
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, ad Corinthios I 6:11
      et haec quidam fuistis sed abluti estis sed sanctificati estis sed iustificati estis in nomine Domini nostri Iesu Christi et in Spiritu Dei nostri
      And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified, but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
  3. I make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.
    • 405, Jerome and others, Vulgate, ad Timotheum I 4:4-5
      quia omnis creatura Dei bona et nihil reiciendum quod cum gratiarum actione percipitur: sanctificatur enim per verbum Dei et orationem
      For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer


   Conjugation of sānctificō (first conjugation)
indicative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sānctificō sānctificās sānctificat sānctificāmus sānctificātis sānctificant
imperfect sānctificābam sānctificābās sānctificābat sānctificābāmus sānctificābātis sānctificābant
future sānctificābō sānctificābis sānctificābit sānctificābimus sānctificābitis sānctificābunt
perfect sānctificāvī sānctificāvistī sānctificāvit sānctificāvimus sānctificāvistis sānctificāvērunt,
pluperfect sānctificāveram sānctificāverās sānctificāverat sānctificāverāmus sānctificāverātis sānctificāverant
future perfect sānctificāverō sānctificāveris sānctificāverit sānctificāverimus sānctificāveritis sānctificāverint
passive present sānctificor sānctificāris,
sānctificātur sānctificāmur sānctificāminī sānctificantur
imperfect sānctificābar sānctificābāris,
sānctificābātur sānctificābāmur sānctificābāminī sānctificābantur
future sānctificābor sānctificāberis,
sānctificābitur sānctificābimur sānctificābiminī sānctificābuntur
perfect sānctificātus + present active indicative of sum
pluperfect sānctificātus + imperfect active indicative of sum
future perfect sānctificātus + future active indicative of sum
subjunctive singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sānctificem sānctificēs sānctificet sānctificēmus sānctificētis sānctificent
imperfect sānctificārem sānctificārēs sānctificāret sānctificārēmus sānctificārētis sānctificārent
perfect sānctificāverim sānctificāverīs sānctificāverit sānctificāverīmus sānctificāverītis sānctificāverint
pluperfect sānctificāvissem sānctificāvissēs sānctificāvisset sānctificāvissēmus sānctificāvissētis sānctificāvissent
passive present sānctificer sānctificēris,
sānctificētur sānctificēmur sānctificēminī sānctificentur
imperfect sānctificārer sānctificārēris,
sānctificārētur sānctificārēmur sānctificārēminī sānctificārentur
perfect sānctificātus + present active subjunctive of sum
pluperfect sānctificātus + imperfect active subjunctive of sum
imperative singular plural
first second third first second third
active present sānctificā sānctificāte
future sānctificātō sānctificātō sānctificātōte sānctificantō
passive present sānctificāre sānctificāminī
future sānctificātor sānctificātor sānctificantor
non-finite forms active passive
present perfect future present perfect future
infinitives sānctificāre sānctificāvisse sānctificātūrum esse sānctificārī sānctificātum esse sānctificātum īrī
participles sānctificāns sānctificātūrus sānctificātus sānctificandus
verbal nouns gerund supine
genitive dative accusative ablative accusative ablative
sānctificandī sānctificandō sānctificandum sānctificandō sānctificātum sānctificātū

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