consecrate consecrate  /ˈkɑn sə ˌkreɪt/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) render holy by means of religious rites
  2. (v) appoint to a clerical posts
  3. (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause
  4. (v) dedicate to a deity by a vow
  5. (adj) solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose

Usage(s):

  1. Religious leaders of all hues consecrated the new bridge before it was thrown open to the public.
  2. "We can not consecrate -- we can not hallow this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it... .", said Lincoln at Gettysburg.
  3. A bishop is consecrated at a time chosen by the diocese.

News

  • Blessing of the fleet June 22

    Where can you be grateful for the garbage scow, or consecrate the catamaran, give praise to the powerboat and dedicate the dragger?
    on June 19, 2013     Source: Old Colony Memorial & Plymouth Bulletin

Quotes

  1. Saad Hariri, leader of the anti-Syrian parliamentary majority, said the attack came at a "pivotal time at which Lebanon's enemies are seeking to consecrate the vacuum in the presidency."
    on Dec 12, 2007 By: Saad Hariri Source: Forbes

  2. Laying out the legislative agenda for 2007, Mubarak told lawmakers he was asking them to amend 34 articles in the Egyptian constitution to "consecrate the people's sovereignty as a source of power and give parliament more authority to monitor the...
    on Dec 26, 2006 By: Hosni Mubarak Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "We listened to a plan to complete and consecrate the split" between the Hamas-ruled Gaza Strip and the West Bank controlled by President Mahmoud Abbas, Yasser Abed-Rabbo said of a speech by Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal.
    on Jan 22, 2009 By: Yasser Arafat Source: Reuters India

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