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Wordnet 3.0

VERB (2)

1. render holy by means of religious rites;
[syn: consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify]

2. make pure or free from sin or guilt;
- Example: "he left the monastery purified"
[syn: purify, purge, sanctify]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Sanctify \Sanc"ti*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Sanctified; p. pr. & vb. n. Sanctifying.] [F. sanctifier, L. sanctificare; sanctus holy + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See Saint, and -fy.] 1. To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow. [1913 Webster] God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. --Gen. ii. 3. [1913 Webster] Moses . . . sanctified Aaron and his garments. --Lev. viii. 30. [1913 Webster] 2. To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify. [1913 Webster] Sanctify them through thy truth. --John xvii. 17. [1913 Webster] 3. To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety. [1913 Webster] A means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me as to make me repent of that unjust act. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster] 4. To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to. [1913 Webster] The holy man, amazed at what he saw, Made haste to sanctify the bliss by law. --Dryden. [1913 Webster] Truth guards the poet, sanctifies the line. --Pope. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

sanctify v 1: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify] [ant: deconsecrate, desecrate, unhallow] 2: make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified" [syn: purify, purge, sanctify]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

40 Moby Thesaurus words for "sanctify": aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, beatify, bless, canonize, cleanse, confirm, consecrate, crown, dedicate, deify, devote, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, glamorize, glorify, hallow, immortalize, justify, legalize, legitimate, legitimatize, legitimize, license, lionize, magnify, make legendary, purify, raise, ratify, saint, sanction, set apart, set up, throne, uplift