Meaning of “sanctify” in the English Dictionary

"sanctify" in British English

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sanctifyverb [ T ]

uk /ˈsæŋk.tɪ.faɪ/ us /ˈsæŋk.tə.faɪ/

(Definition of “sanctify” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sanctify" in American English

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sanctifyverb [ T ]

us /ˈsæŋk·təˌfɑɪ/

to make holy:

a relationship sanctified by marriage

(Definition of “sanctify” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)