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English verb: desecrate

1. desecrate (social) violate the sacred character of a place or language


SamplesDesecrate a cemetery.
Violate the sanctity of the church.
Profane the name of God.


Synonymsoutrage, profane, violate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)assail, assault, attack, set on

2. desecrate (communication) remove the consecration from a person or an object


Synonymsdeconsecrate, unhallow


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


Broader (hypernym)change by reversal, reverse, turn


Antonymshallow, sanctify, bless, consecrate









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