consecrate - definition and synonyms

verb [transitive] 

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/ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt/
present tense
I/you/we/theyconsecrate
he/she/itconsecrates
present participleconsecrating
past tenseconsecrated
past participleconsecrated

derived word

consecration

 

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/ˌkɒnsɪˈkreɪʃ(ə)n/
noun [countable/uncountable]
singularconsecration
pluralconsecrations

the consecration of the bread and wine