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 for Consecrating
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p.
     pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.]
     1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to
        sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the
        service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to
        give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
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              One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy
              rest.                                 --Sharp.
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     2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a
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              Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons. --Ex.
                                                    xxix. 9.
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     3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll
        among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
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     4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as,
        rules or principles consecrated by time. --Burke.
     Syn: See Addict.
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