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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 of consecrate blessed (also blest), holy, consecrated, hallowed, sacral, sacred, sacrosanct, sanctifiedWords Related to consecrate adored, enshrined, glorified, revered, venerated, worshipped (also worshiped); ceremonial, liturgical, priestly, religious, ritual, sacramental, spiritual; biblical, scripturalNear Antonyms of consecrate nonreligious, unspiritual; earthly, mundane, profane, secular, temporal, worldlyAntonyms of consecrate 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 of consecrate allocate, devote, dedicate, earmark, give up (to), reserve, save, set byWords Related to consecrate bless, hallow, sanctify; commit, confide, consign, entrust (also intrust); apply, bestow, employ, useNear Antonyms of consecrate 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 of consecrate bless, hallow, sacralize, sanctifyWords Related to consecrate baptize, canonize, spiritualize; chasten, cleanse, lustrate, purify; exorcise (also exorcize), expurgate; commit, dedicate, devote; reconsecrateNear Antonyms of consecrate defile, desecrate, profane; dirty, foul, pollute, soil, taint, violate; blaspheme, curse, cuss, damn, execrate; cast out, condemn, damn, punishAntonyms of consecrate deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify

Synonym Discussion of consecrate

devote, dedicate, consecrate, hallow mean to set apart for a special and often higher end. devote is likely to imply compelling motives and often attachment to an objective.
    • devoted his evenings to study
dedicate implies solemn and exclusive devotion to a sacred or serious use or purpose.
    • dedicated her life to medical research
consecrate stresses investment with a solemn or sacred quality.
    • consecrate a church to the worship of God
hallow, often differing little from dedicate or consecrate, may distinctively imply an attribution of intrinsic sanctity.
    • battlegrounds hallowed by the blood of patriots


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