• Verb
    • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒnsəkɹeɪt/
    • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɑnsəkɹeɪt/
  • Adjective
    • (RP) IPA: /ˈkɒnsəkɹət/
    • (GA) IPA: /ˈkɑnsəkɹət/

consecrate (consecrates, present participle consecrating; past and past participle consecrated)

  1. (transitive) To declare something holy, or make it holy by some procedure.
    Synonyms: behallow, hallow, Thesaurus:consecrate
    Antonyms: desecrate, defile, Thesaurus:desecrate
  2. (transitive, Roman Catholicism, specifically) To ordain as a bishop.
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  1. 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.

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