HyperDic: consecrate

English > 5 senses of the word consecrate:
VERBsocialconsecrate, ordain, ordinate, orderappoint to a clerical posts
communicationconsecrate, give, dedicate, commit, devotegive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
communicationconsecrate, vowdedicate to a deity by a vow
communicationconsecrate, bless, hallow, sanctifyrender holy by means of religious rites
ADJECTIVEallconsecrate, consecrated, dedicatedsolemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose
consecrate > pronunciation
Soundskaa'nsahkrey.t
Rhymesabate ... welterweight: 559 rhymes with eyt...
English > consecrate: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningsolemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose.
Examples
  • "a life consecrated to science"
  • "the consecrated chapel"
Synonymsconsecrated, dedicated
Narrowerordainedinvested with ministerial or priestly functions
votivededicated in fulfillment of a vow
See alsoholybelonging to or derived from or associated with a divine power
sacredconcerned with religion or religious purposes
Oppositedesecratedtreated with contempt / contempt
Spanishconsagrado, dedicado, entregado
English > consecrate: 5 senses > verb 1, social
Meaningappoint to a clerical posts.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody; Somebody ----s somebody PP
Synonymsordain, ordinate, order
Broaderinvest, vest, enthroneProvide with power and authority
Spanishconsagrar, ordenar
Catalanordenar
Nounsconsecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
consecrationa solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
English > consecrate: 5 senses > verb 2, communication
MeaningGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause.
PatternSomebody ----s somebody something; Somebody ----s something to somebody; Somebody ----s somebody to INFINITIVE
Example "consecrate your life to the church"
Synonymsgive, dedicate, commit, devote
Narrowerapplyapply oneself to
rededicatededicate anew
vow, consecratededicate to a deity by a vow
Broaderuse, utilize, utilise, apply, employput into service
Similar togiveoffer in good faith
sacrifice, giveendure the loss of
Spanishcomprometer, consagrarse, consagrar, dedicarse, dedicar
Catalanconsagrar-se, consagrar, dedicar-se, dedicar
Nounsconsecrationa solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
English > consecrate: 5 senses > verb 3, communication
Meaningdedicate to a deity by a vow.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something to somebody
Synonymvow
Broadergive, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devoteGive entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
Spanishconsagrarse, consagrar, hacer un voto, hacer voto
Catalanconsagrar
Nounsconsecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God
consecrationa solemn commitment of your life or your time to some cherished purpose (to a service or a goal)
English > consecrate: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
MeaningRender holy by means of religious rites.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsbless, hallow, sanctify
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
Nounsconsecration(religion) sanctification of something by setting it apart (usually with religious rites) as dedicated to God

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