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sanctified

[sangk-tuh-fahyd] /ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪd/
adjective
1.
made holy; consecrated:
sanctified wine.
2.
sanctimonious:
a sickening, sanctified smile.
Origin
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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  • The soldier is sanctified by his willingness to die for us.
  • It was a complete and utter violation of that sanctified calm.
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  • He was driven by the kind of appreciation of beauty with which life itself is sanctified.
  • Minorities were invisible, except when sanctified by money.
  • In my conscience, the healthier the celebration, the more sanctified to the giver of all life and health.
  • Lately, the backcountry has become so sanctified that you feel a little guilty for using it at all.
  • The movie is a kind of realistic fairy tale set in a forest newly enchanted by the sanctified work of staying alive.
  • Going to the movies used to be a sanctified rite-the hushed sense of wonder, the hypnotic flicker, the provocative visions.
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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