Definition of Sanctify

1. Verb. Render holy by means of religious rites.

Exact synonyms: Bless, Consecrate, Hallow
Specialized synonyms: Reconsecrate
Generic synonyms: Declare
Derivative terms: Consecration, Saint, Saint, Sanctification
Antonyms: Desecrate



2. Verb. Make pure or free from sin or guilt. "He left the monastery purified"
Exact synonyms: Purge, Purify
Generic synonyms: Alter, Change, Modify
Specialized synonyms: Spiritualise, Spiritualize, Lustrate
Derivative terms: Purgation, Purge, Purification, Purity, Saint, Saint, Sanctification

Definition of Sanctify

1. v. t. To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.

Definition of Sanctify

1. Verb. (transitive) To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use. ¹

2. Verb. (transitive) To free from sin; to purify. ¹

3. Verb. (transitive) To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice. ¹

4. Verb. (transitive) To endorse with religious sanction. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sanctify

1. to make holy [v -FIED, -FYING, -FIES] - See also: holy

Lexicographical Neighbors of Sanctify

sancais
sance bell
sancho
sanchos
sancoche
sancocho
sancta
sanctifiable
sanctification
sanctifications
sanctified
sanctifier
sanctifiers
sanctifies
sanctifieth
sanctify (current term)
sanctifying
sanctifyingly
sanctiloquent
sanctimonial
sanctimonies
sanctimonious
sanctimoniously
sanctimoniousness
sanctimony
sanction
sanctionable
sanctionary
sanctionative
sanctioned

Literary usage of Sanctify

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"If Ac sanctify his field from the year 22. if (a man) sanctify unto the Lord a field 26. no man shall sanctify it ; 19. thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord '. ..."

2. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"(c) Let us not attempt, therefore, to impose laws upon God, whose power has sustained no diminution, but who is able to sanctify whom he pleases, ..."

3. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"But yet how could the power to sanctify, to enlighten, ... And how could this be held fast, if men separated the power to sanctify and to teach from the ..."

4. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments (1903)
"33 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them : but a stranger sh not eat thereof, because they ..."

5. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"To sanctify anything is to declare it as belonging to God. ... A man may thus sanctify his house or his field (Lev 27 14.16), but not the firstling of the ..."

6. The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old Testament by George V. Wigram (1866)
"If Ac sanctify his field from the year 22. if (a man) sanctify unto the Lord a field 26. no man shall sanctify it ; 19. thou shalt sanctify unto the Lord '. ..."

7. Institutes of the Christian Religion by Jean Calvin (1844)
"(c) Let us not attempt, therefore, to impose laws upon God, whose power has sustained no diminution, but who is able to sanctify whom he pleases, ..."

8. General History of the Christian Religion and Church by August Neander (1854)
"But yet how could the power to sanctify, to enlighten, ... And how could this be held fast, if men separated the power to sanctify and to teach from the ..."

9. The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments (1903)
"33 And they shall eat those things wherewith the atonement was made, to consecrate and to sanctify them : but a stranger sh not eat thereof, because they ..."

10. The International Standard Bible Encyclopaedia by James Orr (1915)
"To sanctify anything is to declare it as belonging to God. ... A man may thus sanctify his house or his field (Lev 27 14.16), but not the firstling of the ..."

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