re·​con·​se·​crate | \ (ˌ)rē-ˈkän(t)-sə-ˌkrāt How to pronounce reconsecrate (audio) \
reconsecrated; reconsecrating; reconsecrates

Definition of reconsecrate

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: to consecrate (something) again reconsecrated the altar, thereby reclaiming the sacred space.— Jill Fehleison Today we reconsecrate our country to long-cherished ideals in a suddenly changed civilization.— Franklin D. Roosevelt

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reconsecration \ (ˌ)rē-​ˌkän(t)-​sə-​ˈkrā-​shən How to pronounce reconsecration (audio) \ noun, plural reconsecrations
From its completion in 1743 as a Lutheran church, to its collapse near the end of World War II, to its reconsecration in 2005, the Frauenkirche has long had a special place in this medieval city.

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1611, in the meaning defined above

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“Reconsecrate.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 6 Apr. 2020.

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