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English definition of “sanctify”

sanctify

verb [T]     /ˈsæŋk.tɪ.faɪ/
formal to make an event or place holyReligious practices to make something socially or officially acceptable: a practice sanctified by many years of traditionAccepting and agreeingAccepting and agreeing reluctantlyApproving and approval sanctification     /ˌsæŋk.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ US  /-t̬ɪ-/ noun [U] formal
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