- 1consecrate something to state officially in a religious ceremony that something is holy and can be used for religious purposes The church was consecrated in 1853. consecrated ground
- 2consecrate something (in Christian belief) to make bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ
- 3consecrate somebody (as) (something) to state officially in a religious ceremony that someone is now a priest, etc. He was consecrated (as) bishop last year.
- 4consecrate something/somebody/yourself to something (formal) to give something or someone/yourself to a special purpose, especially a religious one She consecrated her life to God.
NAmE//ˈkɑnsəˌkreɪt//Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they consecrate
he / she / it consecrates
past simple consecrated
-ing form consecrating
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NAmE//ˌkɑnsəˈkreɪʃn//noun [countable, uncountable] the consecration of a church/bishop