[k_ˈɒ_n_s_ɪ_k_ɹ_ˌeɪ_t], [kˈɒnsɪkɹˌe͡ɪt], [kˈɒnsɪkɹˌe‍ɪt]

Definitions of consecrate:

  1.   To set apart for a holy use: to render holy or venerable. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  2.   To set apart or devote to some sacred service or purpose; to declare one sacred or a saint; to dedicate; to render venerable; to sanctify. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  3.   CONSECRATER or CONSECRATOR. – The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4.   To render holy; set apart for a holy purpose. – The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  5.   To make or declare sacred; to set apart or dedicate to the service and worship of God; to render venerable or make respected. – Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  6.   To set apart as sacred; dedicate to the service of God; hallow; devote. – The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7.   Sacred; devoted; dedicated. – Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.

Quotes for consecrate:

  1. We do not consecrate the flag by punishing its desecration, for in doing so, we dilute the freedom this cherished emblem represents. – William J. Brennan, Jr.

Usage examples for consecrate:

  1. “ A man who could inspire such devotion as he had from such a woman as Mrs. Clemm, a man who loved flowers and children and animal pets, who could be so devoted a husband, who could so consecrate himself to art, was not a bad man. ” – Selections From Poe by J. Montgomery Gambrill
  2. You helped the lads while they lived; you risked your life to help them home at the last; and it's you who shall consecrate the empty beds where I'd have my lads lie if the power were mine! ” – The Place Beyond the Winds by Harriet T. Comstock
  3. It was, however, a desperate struggle to which he had pledged himself, and to which he was to consecrate without flinching the rest of his life. ” – History of Holland by George Edmundson
  4. Begin now; seek, search, pray, consecrate believe, and soon the blessing will fall upon your waiting soul. ” – The Heart-Cry of Jesus by Byron J. Rees
  5. Already worshipful as Valerie's bower, the ledge was freshly consecrate to two most excellent saints- Love Confessed and Life Triumphant. ” – Anthony Lyveden by Dornford Yates
  6. Some of them think it's better not to fall in love at all, and only do it for fun; others swear by the grande passion that will consecrate everything. ” – The Song of Songs by Hermann Sudermann
  7. These towering edifices with inscriptions numberless, announcing every imaginable form of trade with every corner of the world; here a vast building, consecrate in all its commercial magnificence, great windows and haughty doorways, the gleam of gilding and of brass, the lustre of polished woods, to a single company or firm; here a huge structure which housed on its many floors a crowd of enterprises, names by the score signalled at the foot of the gaping staircase; arrogant suggestions of triumph side by side with desperate beginnings; titles of world- wide significance meeting the eye at every turn, vulgar names with more weight than those of princes, words in small lettering which ruled the fate of millions of men;- no nightmare was ever so crushing to one in Otway's mood. ” – The Crown of Life by George Gissing
  8. “ I believe that it has always been the custom to name bells- to consecrate them most certainly- and if we call to mind what an important part they perform in our religion, I do not wonder at it. ” – Valerie by Frederick Marryat
  9. The son replied- I did not give them to you that you should consecrate them. ” – Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 1 (of 3) by Isaac D'Israeli
  10. “ To Gyp, it was like a child's " pretending"- to imagine they were going to live there together, to sort out the rooms and consecrate each. ” – Beyond by John Galsworthy

Idioms for consecrate:

  • consecrate to God;
  • consecrate sm or sth to God;