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Pronunciation:  'kânsu`kreyt

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [adj]  solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel"; "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"
  2. [v]  render holy by means of religious rites
  3. [v]  dedicate to a deity by a vow
  4. [v]  give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
  5. [v]  appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

CONSECRATE is a 10 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: bless, consecrated, dedicated, hallow, ordain, ordained, order, ordinate, sanctify, votive, vow
 Antonyms: deconsecrate, desecrate, desecrated
 See Also: apply, commit, consecrate, declare, dedicate, devote, employ, enthrone, give, holy, invest, reconsecrate, rededicate, sacred, use, utilise, utilize, vest



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Con"se*crate\, a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of
    conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer
    sacred. See {Sacred}.]
    Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
          They were assembled in that consecrate place. --Bacon.
  2. \Con"se*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Consecrated}; p.
    pr. & vb. n. {Consecrating}.]
    1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to
       sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the
       service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to
       give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
             One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy
             rest.                                 --Sharp.
    2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a
             Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex.
                                                   xxix. 9.
    3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll
       among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
    4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as,
       rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke.
    Syn: See {Addict}.