sa·​cral·​ize ˈsa-krə-ˌlīz How to pronounce sacralize (audio)
sacralized; sacralizing

transitive verb

: to treat as or make sacred
sacralization noun

Examples of sacralize in a Sentence

sacralizing the cohabitation of a man and a woman by means of the marriage ceremony
Recent Examples on the Web The coronation merely confirms and sacralizes his inheritance. Matt Ford, The New Republic, 5 May 2023 Winner had signed up for that life, where all knowledge was guarded, sacralized under the official regime of secrecy. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 13 Apr. 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1933, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of sacralize was in 1933

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“Sacralize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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