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

  Consecrate \Con"se*crate\, a. [L. consceratus, p. p. of
     conscerare to conscerate; con- + sacrare to consecrate, sacer
     sacred. See Sacred.]
     Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
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           They were assembled in that consecrate place. --Bacon.
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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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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: 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" [syn:
             consecrated, consecrate, dedicated] [ant:
      v 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the
           Church" [syn: ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order]
      2: 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" [syn:
         give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote]
      3: dedicate to a deity by a vow [syn: vow, consecrate]
      4: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: consecrate,
         bless, hallow, sanctify] [ant: deconsecrate,
         desecrate, unhallow]

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