HyperDic: consecration

English > 2 senses of the word consecration:
NOUNactconsecrationa solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
actconsecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
consecration > pronunciation
Soundskaa.nsahkrey'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > consecration: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal).
Example"his consecration to study"
Broadercommitment, allegiance, loyalty, dedicationThe act of binding yourself (intellectually or emotionally) to a course of action
Verbsconsecratededicate to a deity by a vow
consecrategive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
consecrateappoint to a clerical posts
English > consecration: 2 senses > noun 2, act
Meaning(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God.
Example"the Cardinal attended the consecration of the church"
Categoryreligion, faith, religious beliefA strong belief in a supernatural power or powers that control human destiny
BroadersanctificationA religious ceremony in which something is made holy
Spanishconsagración, sacralización
Catalanconsagració, sacralització
Verbsconsecraterender holy by means of religious rites
consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
consecrateappoint to a clerical posts

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