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set apart or worthy of veneration by association with God
  • the consecrate gold tablets which Joseph Smith claimed to have found

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Synonyms & Antonyms of consecrate (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to keep or intend for a special purpose
  • a philanthropist who consecrated his considerable fortune to an array of charitable causes

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2 to make holy through prayers or ritual
  • plans to consecrate the altar in the new church with great ceremony

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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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The first known use of consecrate was in the 14th century

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“Consecrate.” The Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., Accessed 9 December 2019.

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