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consecrate

verb [T] uk   /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kreɪt/ us    /ˈkɑːn-/
to officially make something holy and able to be used for religious ceremonies: The new cathedral was completed and consecrated in 2002. to officially give someone the title of bishop in the Christian Church in a religious ceremony
consecrated
adjective uk   /-kreɪ.tɪd/ us    /-kreɪ.t̬ɪd/
consecrated bread/wine/ground
consecration
noun [U] uk   /ˌkɒn.sɪˈkreɪ.ʃən/ us    /ˌkɑːn-/
the consecration of the new bishop
Translations of “consecrate”
in Spanish consagrar…
in French consacrer…
in German weihen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使聖化, 把…奉爲神聖, 給…祝聖…
in Russian освящать…
in Turkish takdis etmek, kutsamak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使圣化, 把…奉为神圣, 给…祝圣…
in Polish poświęcać, święcić…
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