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consecrateverb [T]

uk   /ˈkɒn.sɪ.kreɪt/  us   /ˈkɑːn-/
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
(Definition of consecrate from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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consecrateverb [T]

 us   /ˈkɑn·sɪˌkreɪt/
to ​officially make something ​holy and ​suitable to be used for ​religiousceremonies: The ​church was ​completed and consecrated in the 1890s.
consecrated
adjective [not gradable]  us   /ˈkɑn·sɪˌkreɪt̬·əd/
consecrated ​ground
(Definition of consecrate from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “consecrate”
in Spanish consagrar…
in Vietnamese thánh hoá…
in Malaysian tahbis…
in Thai อุทิศตนให้กับ…
in French consacrer…
in German weihen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使圣化, 把…奉为神圣, 给…祝圣…
in Turkish takdis etmek, kutsamak…
in Russian освящать…
in Indonesian mempersembahkan…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使聖化, 把…奉爲神聖, 給…祝聖…
in Polish poświęcać, święcić…
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