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English verb: sanctify

1. sanctify (communication) render holy by means of religious rites


Synonymsbless, consecrate, hallow


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)reconsecrate


Antonymsdeconsecrate, unhallow, desecrate

2. sanctify (change) make pure or free from sin or guilt


SamplesHe left the monastery purified.


Synonymspurge, purify


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify


Narrower (hyponym)lustrate, spiritualise, spiritualize









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