HyperDic: sanctify

English > 2 senses of the word sanctify:
VERBcommunicationsanctify, consecrate, bless, hallowrender holy by means of religious rites
changesanctify, purify, purgemake pure or free from sin or guilt
sanctify > pronunciation
Soundssae'ngktahfay
Rhymesacidify ... vilify: 78 rhymes with fay...
English > sanctify: 2 senses > verb 1, communication
MeaningRender holy by means of religious rites.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsconsecrate, bless, hallow
Narrowerreconsecrateconsecrate anew, as after a desecration
Broaderdeclarestate emphatically and authoritatively
Oppositedesecrate, unhallow, deconsecrateRemove the consecration from a person or an object
Spanishconsagrar, halloween, santificar
Catalansantificar
Nounssaintperson of exceptional holiness
sainta person who has died and has been declared a saint by canonization
sanctificationa religious ceremony in which something is made holy
English > sanctify: 2 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake pure or free from sin or guilt.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymspurify, purge
Narrowerlustratepurify by means of a ritual
spiritualize, spiritualisepurify from the corrupting influences of the world
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
Spanishpurificar, santificar
Catalanpurificar, santificar
Nounssaintperson of exceptional holiness
saintmodel of excellence or perfection of a kind
sanctificationa religious ceremony in which something is made holy

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