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sanctified

[sangk-tuh-fahyd] /ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
made holy; consecrated:
sanctified wine.
2.
sanctimonious:
a sickening, sanctified smile.
Origin of sanctified
1475-1485
1475-85; sanctify + -ed2
Related forms
sanctifiedly
[sangk-tuh-fahy-id-lee] /ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ ɪd li/ (Show IPA),
adjective
unsanctified, adjective

sanctify

[sangk-tuh-fahy] /ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪ/
verb (used with object), sanctified, sanctifying.
1.
to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.
2.
to purify or free from sin:
Sanctify your hearts.
3.
to impart religious sanction to; render legitimate or binding:
to sanctify a vow.
4.
to entitle to reverence or respect.
5.
to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.
Origin
1350-1400; < Late Latin sānctificāre (see Sanctus, -ify); replacing Middle English seintefien < Old French saintifier < Latin, as above
Related forms
sanctifiable, adjective
sanctifiableness, noun
sanctifiably, adverb
sanctification, noun
sanctifier, noun
sanctifyingly, adverb
nonsanctification, noun
presanctify, verb (used with object), presanctified, presanctifying.
self-sanctification, noun
unsanctifying, adjective
Synonyms
1. bless, hallow, anoint, enshrine, exalt.
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  • That they are the children of believing, sanctified parents; 2.

    A Christian Directory Baxter Richard
  • By her presence she had sanctified it and made of it a shrine for his meditative and wakeful hours.

    The Harbor of Doubt Frank Williams
  • He that sanctifieth and those who are sanctified, find their full satisfaction in Him, and in Him alone.

    Separation and Service James Hudson Taylor
  • And for their sakes I sanctify myself, that they also might be sanctified through the truth.

    Jesus the Christ James Edward Talmage
  • The fruits of a sanctified life are often seen long after the person who lived that life has ceased from earthly strivings.

    The Story of Our Hymns Ernest Edwin Ryden
  • Born of sanctified parents we are bound to be good and we cannot help ourselves.

    The Wedding Ring T. De Witt Talmage
British Dictionary definitions for sanctified

sanctified

/ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
consecrated or made holy
2.
a less common word for sanctimonious

sanctify

/ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ/
verb (transitive) -fies, -fying, -fied
1.
to make holy
2.
to free from sin; purify
3.
to sanction (an action or practice) as religiously binding: to sanctify a marriage
4.
to declare or render (something) productive of or conductive to holiness, blessing, or grace
5.
(obsolete) to authorize to be revered
Derived Forms
sanctifiable, adjective
sanctification, noun
sanctifier, noun
Word Origin
C14: from Late Latin sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make
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Word Origin and History for sanctified

sanctify

v.

late 14c., seintefie "to consecrate," from Old French saintefier "sanctify" (12c., Modern French sanctifier), from Late Latin sanctificare "to make holy," from sanctus "holy" (see saint (n.)) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Form altered in English c.1400 to conform with Latin. Meaning "to render holy or legitimate by religious sanction" is from c.1400; transferred sense of "to render worthy of respect" is from c.1600. Related: Sanctified; sanctifying.

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