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VERB (4)

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]


ADJECTIVE (1)

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

consecrate adj 1: solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II" [syn: consecrated, consecrate, dedicated] [ant: desecrated] v 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church" [syn: ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order] 2: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "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] [ant: deconsecrate, desecrate, unhallow]