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Synonyms for sanctify
ˈsæŋk təˌfaɪsanc·ti·fy

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  1. sanctifyverb

    To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.

    consecrate, hallow

  2. sanctifyverb

    To free from sin; to purify.

    cleanse, purify

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sanctify

    clean, cleanse, disinfect, hallow, purify, wash

    befoul, contaminate, corrupt, defile, infect, pollute, soil, spoil, stain, sully, taint, tarnish, vitiate

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. sanctify

    consecrate, hallow, celebrate, purify, justify, sanction, ratify

    desecrate, profane, misobserve, pollute, disannul

Princeton's WordNet

  1. consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctifyverb

    render holy by means of religious rites

    purify, hallow, give, dedicate, sign, commit, ordinate, bless, vow, order, consecrate, ordain, devote, purge

  2. purify, purge, sanctifyverb

    make pure or free from sin or guilt

    "he left the monastery purified"

    cat, puke, make pure, purify, chuck, sick, hallow, spue, cast, disgorge, vomit, regurgitate, vomit up, distill, scour, consecrate, upchuck, spew, purge, barf, throw up, be sick, retch, sublimate, bless, honk, flush, regorge

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. sanctifyverb

    make holy, cleanse from sin

  2. sanctifyverb

    consecrate, hallow

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  1. Kahlil Gibran:

    Hallow the body as a temple to comeliness and sanctify the heart as a sacrifice to love love recompenses the adorers.

  2. Kyle Kashuv:

    I truly believe this livestream -- learning about our Constitution and finding ways to save lives without infringing on our Constitution -- is the best way to sanctify the day and remember those who were lost in( the Parkland shooting) and in Columbine, i created this event to do just that.

  3. William Penn:

    A good end cannot sanctify evil means; nor must we ever do evil, that good may come of it.

  4. Avigdor Lieberman:

    For our part we will sanctify the 1974 disengagement agreement, and there too we will insist that every last letter be abided by, and any violation with meet a harsh response from the State of Israel.

  5. Yitzhak Rabin:

    Military cemeteries in every corner of the world are silent testimony to the failure of national leaders to sanctify human life.

Translations for sanctify

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  • heiligenGerman
  • santificarSpanish
  • vapauttaa, pyhittää, puhdistaaFinnish
  • consacrerFrench
  • naomhaichScottish Gaelic
  • santificare, purificare, consacrareItalian
  • pašventinti, apvalytiLithuanian
  • whakataputapu, whakatapuMāori
  • sanctifiëren, sanctificeren, wijden, ruggensteunen, inwijden, heilig verklaren, sacraliseren, verheiligen, louteren, zuiveren, verschonen, sancreren, consacreren, heiligenDutch
  • rense, tilgi, velsigne, vigsle, helliggjøreNorwegian
  • willkachayQuechua
  • одобря́ть, очища́ть, освяща́ть, санкциони́ровать, освяти́ть, одо́брить, очи́ститьRussian
  • kutsamakTurkish

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