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consecrate
(v)
CON-sǝ-crate
Meaning

1. dedicate; devote

1st Sample Sentence

1. By a habit of many years, I consecrate the early morning hours to solitary study.

2nd Meaning

2. sanctify; make holy

2nd Sample Sentence

2. The priests will consecrate the new place of worship with a ritual.

Root

com (together)#sacer sacri (sacred, dedicated, holy, accursed) (Latin)

Antonyms

desecrate

Mnemonics

CON (disadvantages)+CIGARETTE. you are telling your chain-smoker friend the disadvantages of cigarette and trying to make him SACRED. Consecrate = Con + Secrate (sounds like SACRED). SACRED is "holy". It refers to holiness when one dedicates his life to "god".

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