Search Result for "consecrate":
1. appoint to a clerical posts;
- Example: "he was ordained in the Church"
[syn: ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order]
2. give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause;
- Example: "She committed herself to the work of God"
- Example: "give one's talents to a good cause"
- Example: "consecrate your life to the church"
[syn: give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote]
3. dedicate to a deity by a vow;
[syn: vow, consecrate]
4. render holy by means of religious rites;
[syn: consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify]
1. solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose;
- Example: "a life consecrated to science"
- Example: "the consecrated chapel"
- Example: "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
[syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer sacred. See Sacred.] Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred. [1913 Webster] They were assembled in that consecrate place. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]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]