1. [ verb ] (religion) render holy by means of religious rites
Synonyms: bless hallow consecrate
Related terms: desecrate declare declare reconsecrate sanctification consecration
2. [ verb ] declare holy or pure or free from sin
Synonyms: purify purge

"he left the monastery purified"

Related terms: change declare spiritualize lustrate purgation sanctification purge
Similar spelling:   sanctity