- 1sanctify something to make something holy
- 2sanctify something to make something seem right or legal; to give official approval to something This was a practice sanctified by tradition. Psychology had sanctified the opinion that youthful rebellion was a natural stage of adolescence.
NAmE//ˈsæŋktəˌfaɪ//[usually passive] (formal)Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sanctify
he / she / it sanctifies
past simple sanctified
-ing form sanctifying
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