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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.] 1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God. [1913 Webster] One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest. --Sharp. [1913 Webster] 2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop. [1913 Webster] Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex. xxix. 9. [1913 Webster] 3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor. [1913 Webster] 4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke. Syn: See Addict. [1913 Webster]