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Dictionary definition for: Consecrate

1. (v) appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"

2. (a) solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a life consecrated to science" "the consecrated chapel" "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II"

3. (v) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She committed herself to the work of God" "give one''s talents to a good cause" "consecrate your life to the church"

4. (v) dedicate to a deity by a vow

5. (v) render holy by means of religious rites

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