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hallow

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of hallow

  1. to make holy through prayers or ritual Lincoln's memorable words at the Gettysburg battlefield, “we cannot dedicate—we cannot consecrate—we cannot hallow—this ground” Synonyms of hallow consecrate, bless, sacralize, sanctifyWords Related to hallow baptize, canonize, spiritualize; chasten, cleanse, lustrate, purify; exorcise (also exorcize), expurgate; commit, dedicate, devote; reconsecrateNear Antonyms of hallow defile, desecrate, profane; dirty, foul, pollute, soil, taint, violate; blaspheme, curse, cuss, damn, execrate; cast out, condemn, damn, punishAntonyms of hallow deconsecrate, desacralize, desanctify

Synonym Discussion of hallow

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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