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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 con·se·crate /ˈkɑn(t)səˌkret/

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·se·crate v. t. [imp. & p. p. Consecrated; p. pr. & vb. n. Consecrating.]
 1. To make, or declare to be, sacred; to appropriate to sacred uses; to set apart, dedicate, or devote, to the service or worship of God; as, to consecrate a church; to give (one's self) unreservedly, as to the service of God.
    One day in the week is . . . consecrated to a holy rest.   --Sharp.
 2. To set apart to a sacred office; as, to consecrate a bishop.
    Thou shalt consecrate Aaron and his sons.   --Ex. xxix. 9.
 3. To canonize; to exalt to the rank of a saint; to enroll among the gods, as a Roman emperor.
 4. To render venerable or revered; to hallow; to dignify; as, rules or principles consecrated by time.
 Syn: -- See Addict.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Con·se·crate a.  Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
    They were assembled in that consecrate place.   --Bacon.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high purpose; "a
            life consecrated to science"; "the consecrated chapel";
            "a chapel dedicated to the dead of World War II" [syn:
            consecrated, dedicated] [ant: desecrated]
      v 1: appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church"
           [syn: ordain, ordinate, order]
      2: give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause; "She
         committed herself to the work of God"; "give one's talents
         to a good cause"; "consecrate your life to the church"
         [syn: give, dedicate, commit, devote]
      3: dedicate to a deity by a vow [syn: vow]
      4: render holy by means of religious rites [syn: bless, hallow,
          sanctify] [ant: desecrate]