Consecrate

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.
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One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.
Sharp.
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2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
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Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.
Ex. xxix. 9.
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3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
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4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time. Burke.

Syn. -- See Addict.
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