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consecrate

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of consecrate

  1. set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God <the consecrate gold tablets which Joseph Smith claimed to have found> Synonyms blessed (also blest), holy, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctifiedRelated Words adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped (also worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scripturalNear Antonyms nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldlyAntonyms deconsecrated, desacralized, unconsecrated, unhallowed


consecrate

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of consecrate

  1. 1 to keep or intend for a special purpose <a philanthropist who consecrated his considerable fortune to an array of charitable causes> Synonyms allocate, devote, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set byRelated Words bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms ignore, neglect; misapply, misuse

  2. 2 to make holy through prayers or ritual <plans to consecrate the altar in the new church with great ceremony> Synonyms bless, hallow, sacralize, sanctifyRelated Words baptize, canonize, spiritualize; chasten, cleanse, lustrate, purify; exorcise (also exorcize), expurgate; commit, dedicate, devote; reconsecrateNear Antonyms defile, desecrate, profane; dirty, foul, pollute, soil, taint, violate; blaspheme, curse, cuss, damn, execrate; cast out, condemn, damn, punishAntonyms deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify



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