Sanctify

Definition of Sanctify

Sanc´ti`fy
v. t.1.To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
[imp. & p. p. Sanctified ; p. pr. & vb. n. Sanctifying .]
Moses . . . sanctified Aaron and his garments.
- Lev. viii. 30.
2.To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
Sanctify them through thy truth.
- John xvii. 17.
3.To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety.
4.To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.
The holy man, amazed at what he saw,
Made haste to sanctify the bliss by law.
- Dryden.

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