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verb as in hold in highest esteem

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If local priests had any reservations about the bloodlust they had sanctified, higher authorities provided guidance.

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The Wall Street Journal recently sanctified Rush Limbaugh as “patient zero” of today’s cancel culture, which suggests just how successfully conservative voices have been muzzled by this fantastical plague of liberal harpies.

Did his sudden, violent death erase him as a man and sanctify him in one savage blow?

I am due to attend at twelve-forty-five in the state temple, where we sanctify some new idol.

Receive the sacrifice for all thy people Israel, and preserve thy own portion, and sanctify it.

Sixthly, to remind us of the binding of Isaac, who willingly offered himself for immolation, in order to sanctify the Holy Name.

It is a person's duty to sanctify himself, bodily and spiritually, for the approach of this great day.

This was a religious ceremony, intended to signalize and sanctify their victory.


On this page you'll find 37 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to sanctify, such as: consecrate, hallow, absolve, anoint, bless, and cleanse.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.