desecrate desecrate  /dɛ zə ˈkreɪt/


  1. (v) violate the sacred character of a place or language
  2. (v) remove the consecration from a person or an object


  1. Bulldozers desecrated the ancient burial ground when they graded the area for the installation of a new parking lot.
  2. Like an action replay of what happened earlier just a few days earlier, now the opposite party roamed the streets killing their opponents and desecrating their places of worship.
  3. The inhabitants pride was outraged that the occupation forces had desecrated their land by stepping into their shores.


  1. Lil Wayne: I'm not stepping on US flag in video

    He writes it was never his intention "to desecrate the flag of the United States of America." 
    on June 20, 2013     Source: 14 WFIE Evansville

  2. Lil Wayne says he didn't mean to stomp on the American flag

    By VERONICA LINARES, Lil Wayne explained via Facebook it was never his intention to "desecrate" the American flag.
    on June 19, 2013     Source: UPI

  3. Lil Wayne Says He Never Intended To "Desecrate" The U.S. Flag

    Lil Wayne found himself in controversy when behind the scenes footage of his latest video, "God Bless Amerika." Weezy is seen performing while walking on and over a U.S. flag in the clip . But the YMCMB rapper has released a statement saying he was certainly not trying to offend anyone or "desecrate" the stars and stripes.
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Hip-Hop Wired


  1. "I was not aware that the statue was even on the set of the video until now. I would never set out to offend or desecrate anyone's religion or religious beliefs," Akon said in a statement. "I myself am a spiritual man, so I can understand why...
    on Mar 23, 2010 By: Akon Source: Times Online

  2. "Once again we have shamed all our detractors, who, through gullible people, tried to use every opportunity to undermine our independence and desecrate our hard-earned and inalienable right to self-determination," Mugabe said as he opened his...
    on Jun 29, 2008 By: Robert Mugabe Source: Washington Post

  3. In a message on his website, Squire wrote: "I have no desire whatsoever to desecrate the grave of seminal Manchester pop group The Stone Roses."
    on Mar 19, 2009 By: John Squire Source: Gigwise

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