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consecrate

US [ˈkɑnsəˌkreɪt]
UK [ˈkɒnsɪˌkreɪt]
  • v.奉献;祝圣;圣化;祝圣饼酒
  • Web使神圣;献给;尊崇
Simple Present:consecrates  Present Participle:consecrating  Past Tense:consecrated  
consecrate
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v.
1.
~ sth
祝圣;圣化;奉献to state officially in a religious ceremony that sth is holy and can be used for religious purposes
The church was consecrated in 1853.
这座教堂于 1853 年祝圣。
consecrated ground
经祝圣的地方
2.
~ sth
祝圣饼酒;成圣体to make bread and wine into the body and blood of Christ
3.
~ sb (as) (sth)
祝圣神职人员to state officially in a religious ceremony that sb is now a priest, etc.
He was consecrated (as) bishop last year.
他于去年被祝圣为主教。
4.
~ sth/sb/yourself to sth
(尤指为宗教而)奉献,献身to give sth/sb/yourself to a special purpose, especially a religious one

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