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sanctify

verb [T] uk   /ˈsæŋk.tɪ.faɪ/ us  
formal to make an event or place holy to make something socially or officially acceptable: a practice sanctified by many years of tradition
sanctification
noun [U] uk   /ˌsæŋk.tɪ.fɪˈkeɪ.ʃən/ us    /-t̬ɪ-/ formal
Translations of “sanctify”
in Spanish santificar…
in French sanctifier…
in German heiligen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 使神聖化,使聖潔化, 使合法化, 批准…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使神圣化,使圣洁化, 使合法化, 批准…
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