consecrate (consecrates, present participle consecrating; past and past participle consecrated)
- (transitive) To declare something holy, or make it holy by some procedure.
- Synonyms: behallow, hallow, Thesaurus:consecrate
- Antonyms: desecrate, defile, Thesaurus:desecrate
- (transitive, Roman Catholicism, specifically) To ordain as a bishop.
- Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
- 1622, Francis, Lord Verulam, Viscount St. Alban [i.e. Francis Bacon], The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seventh, […], London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Matthew Lownes, and William Barret, OCLC 1086746628 ↗:
- They were assembled in that consecrate place.