consecrative

consecrate

[kon-si-kreyt]
verb (used with object), consecrated, consecrating.
1.
to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building.
2.
to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time.
3.
to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science.
4.
to admit or ordain to a sacred office, especially to the episcopate.
5.
to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.
adjective
6.
consecrated; sacred.

Origin:
1325–75; Middle English consecraten < Latin consecrātus (past participle of consecrāre), equivalent to con- con- + -secr- (variant, in non-initial syllables, of sacer) sacred, holy + -ātus -ate1

consecratedness, noun
consecrator, consecrater, noun
consecratory [kon-si-kruh-tawr-ee, -tohr-ee] , consecrative, adjective
deconsecrate, verb (used with object), deconsecrated, deconsecrating.
preconsecrate, verb (used with object), preconsecrated, preconsecrating.
reconsecrate, verb (used with object), reconsecrated, reconsecrating.
superconsecrated, adjective
unconsecrated, adjective
unconsecrative, adjective


2. sanctify, venerate. 3. See devote.


1. desecrate.
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consecrate (ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt)
 
vb
1.  to make or declare sacred or holy; sanctify
2.  to dedicate (one's life, time, etc) to a specific purpose
3.  to ordain (a bishop)
4.  Christianity to sanctify (bread and wine) for the Eucharist to be received as the body and blood of Christ
5.  to cause to be respected or revered; venerate: time has consecrated this custom
 
adj
6.  archaic consecrated
 
[C15: from Latin consecrāre, from com- (intensive) + sacrāre to devote, from sacer sacred]
 
conse'cration
 
n
 
'consecrator
 
n
 
consecratory
 
adj
 
'consecrative
 
adj

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consecrate
late 14c., from L. consecratus, pp. of consecrare "to make holy, devote," from com- "together" + sacrare (see sacred).
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