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English adjective: consecrate

1. consecrate solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose


SamplesA life consecrated to science.
The consecrated chapel.
A chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II.


Synonymsconsecrated, dedicated


Similarordained, votive


See alsoholy, sacred


Antonymsdesecrated


English verb: consecrate

1. consecrate (social) appoint to a clerical posts


SamplesHe was ordained in the Church.


Synonymsordain, order, ordinate


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


Broader (hypernym)enthrone, invest, vest

2. consecrate (communication) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause


SamplesShe committed herself to the work of God.
Give one's talents to a good cause.
Consecrate your life to the church.


Synonymscommit, dedicate, devote, give


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


Broader (hypernym)apply, employ, use, utilise, utilize


Narrower (hyponym)apply, consecrate, rededicate, vow


Verb groupgive, give, sacrifice

3. consecrate (communication) dedicate to a deity by a vow


Synonymsvow


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


Broader (hypernym)commit, consecrate, dedicate, devote, give

4. consecrate (communication) render holy by means of religious rites


Synonymsbless, hallow, sanctify


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


Broader (hypernym)declare


Narrower (hyponym)reconsecrate


Antonymsdeconsecrate, unhallow, desecrate









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