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We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
Joshua A. Norton

Meaning of "sanctify" in the English dictionary

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ETYMOLOGY OF THE WORD SANCTIFY

From Late Latin sanctificāre, from Latin sanctus holy + facere to make.
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PRONUNCIATION OF SANCTIFY

sanctify  [ˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF SANCTIFY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Sanctify is a verb.
The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb sanctify in English.

WHAT DOES SANCTIFY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Sanctification

Sanctification is the act or process of acquiring sanctity, of being made or becoming holy. "Sanctity" is an ancient concept widespread among religions, a property of a thing or person sacred or set apart within the religion, from temple vessels to days of the week, to a human believer who achieves this state. To sanctify is literally "to set apart for special use or purpose", figuratively "to make holy or sacred", and etymologically from the Latin verb sanctificare which in turn is from sanctus "holy" and facere "to make".

Definition of sanctify in the English dictionary

The first definition of sanctify in the dictionary is to make holy. Other definition of sanctify is to free from sin; purify. Sanctify is also to sanction as religiously binding.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO SANCTIFY

PRESENT

Present
I sanctify
you sanctify
he/she/it sanctifies
we sanctify
you sanctify
they sanctify
Present continuous
I am sanctifying
you are sanctifying
he/she/it is sanctifying
we are sanctifying
you are sanctifying
they are sanctifying
Present perfect
I have sanctified
you have sanctified
he/she/it has sanctified
we have sanctified
you have sanctified
they have sanctified
Present perfect continuous
I have been sanctifying
you have been sanctifying
he/she/it has been sanctifying
we have been sanctifying
you have been sanctifying
they have been sanctifying
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I sanctified
you sanctified
he/she/it sanctified
we sanctified
you sanctified
they sanctified
Past continuous
I was sanctifying
you were sanctifying
he/she/it was sanctifying
we were sanctifying
you were sanctifying
they were sanctifying
Past perfect
I had sanctified
you had sanctified
he/she/it had sanctified
we had sanctified
you had sanctified
they had sanctified
Past perfect continuous
I had been sanctifying
you had been sanctifying
he/she/it had been sanctifying
we had been sanctifying
you had been sanctifying
they had been sanctifying
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will sanctify
you will sanctify
he/she/it will sanctify
we will sanctify
you will sanctify
they will sanctify
Future continuous
I will be sanctifying
you will be sanctifying
he/she/it will be sanctifying
we will be sanctifying
you will be sanctifying
they will be sanctifying
Future perfect
I will have sanctified
you will have sanctified
he/she/it will have sanctified
we will have sanctified
you will have sanctified
they will have sanctified
Future perfect continuous
I will have been sanctifying
you will have been sanctifying
he/she/it will have been sanctifying
we will have been sanctifying
you will have been sanctifying
they will have been sanctifying
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would sanctify
you would sanctify
he/she/it would sanctify
we would sanctify
you would sanctify
they would sanctify
Conditional continuous
I would be sanctifying
you would be sanctifying
he/she/it would be sanctifying
we would be sanctifying
you would be sanctifying
they would be sanctifying
Conditional perfect
I would have sanctify
you would have sanctify
he/she/it would have sanctify
we would have sanctify
you would have sanctify
they would have sanctify
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been sanctifying
you would have been sanctifying
he/she/it would have been sanctifying
we would have been sanctifying
you would have been sanctifying
they would have been sanctifying
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you sanctify
we let´s sanctify
you sanctify
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to sanctify
Past participle
sanctified
Present Participle
sanctifying
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH SANCTIFY


beautify
ˈbjuːtɪˌfaɪ
certify
ˈsɜːtɪˌfaɪ
compactify
kəmˈpæktɪˌfaɪ
fortify
ˈfɔːtɪˌfaɪ
fructify
ˈfrʌktɪˌfaɪ
identifier
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
identify
aɪˈdɛntɪˌfaɪ
justify
ˈdʒʌstɪˌfaɪ
mattify
ˈmætɪˌfaɪ
mortify
ˈmɔːtɪˌfaɪ
notify
ˈnəʊtɪˌfaɪ
objectify
əbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
presanctify
priːˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ
quantify
ˈkwɒntɪˌfaɪ
ratify
ˈrætɪˌfaɪ
rectify
ˈrɛktɪˌfaɪ
stratify
ˈstrætɪˌfaɪ
subjectify
səbˈdʒɛktɪˌfaɪ
testify
ˈtɛstɪˌfaɪ
unsanctify
ʌnˈsæŋktɪˌfaɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE SANCTIFY

sanctifiable
sanctification
sanctified
sanctifiedly
sanctifier
sanctifies
sanctifyingly
sanctimonious
sanctimoniously
sanctimoniousness
sanctimony
sanction
sanction mark
sanctionable
sanctioneer
sanctioner
sanctionless
sanctions-busting
sanctities
sanctitude

WORDS THAT END LIKE SANCTIFY

acetify
beatify
brutify
decertify
demystify
flintify
frutify
gratify
interstratify
left-justify
misidentify
moistify
mystify
overidentify
prenotify
recertify
rejustify
renotify
right-justify
stultify

Synonyms and antonyms of sanctify in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

SYNONYMS OF «SANCTIFY»

The following words have a similar or identical meaning as «sanctify» and belong to the same grammatical category.
synonyms of sanctify

Translation of «sanctify» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF SANCTIFY

Find out the translation of sanctify to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of sanctify from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «sanctify» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

santificar
570 millions of speakers

English

sanctify
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पवित्रा
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

تقديس
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

освятить
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

santificar
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পবিত্র করা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

sanctifier
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Menguduskan
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

heiligen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

聖別する
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

거룩
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ngresiki
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

thành hóa
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

தூய்மைப்படுத்திக்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पवित्र करणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

kutsallaştırmak
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

santificare
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

uświęcić
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

освятити
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

sfinți
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

αγιάσει
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

heilig
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

helga
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

helliger
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of sanctify

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «SANCTIFY»

The term «sanctify» is regularly used and occupies the 94.725 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «SANCTIFY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about sanctify

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3 QUOTES WITH «SANCTIFY»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word sanctify.
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Katori Hall
We expect our leaders to be godlike. But I feel that when people try to sanctify leadership, it puts it out of the realm of regular people. And that's where the greatest leaders come from - from the people.
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Joshua A. Norton
We do hereby command the Leaders of the Hebrew, Catholic and Protestant Churches to sanctify and have us crowned Emperor of the United States and Protector of Mexico.
3
William Penn
A good End cannot sanctify evil Means; nor must we ever do Evil, that Good may come of it.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «SANCTIFY»

Discover the use of sanctify in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to sanctify and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Sanctify them in the truth: holiness exemplified
Hauerwas argues that the truth of the gospel cannot be discovered apart from its embodiment in specific communities of faith.
Stanley Hauerwas, 1998
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Operation Sanctify
The book style is deliberately anecdotal, with emphasis on the places Bill passes through and the local people.
Stephen Howells, 2012
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The Englishman's Hebrew & Chaldee Concordance of the Old ...
Isn. 29:23. and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, Jer. 1 : 5. out of the womb / sanctified theef Zep. 1: 7 . he hath bid (marg. sanctified, or, prepared) his guests. HIPHIL.— Infinitive. Nu. 20: 12.(0 sanctify me in the eyes ofthe children 27 : 14. to  ...
George Vicesimus Wigram, 1860
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The Englishman's Hebrew and Chaldee Concordance of the Old ...
29:23. and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, Jer. 1 : 5. out of the womb / eanctified thee, Zep. 1: T.he hath bid (marg. sanctified, or, p bis guests. HIPHIL.— Infinitive. Nu. 20: 12.ro sanctify me in the eyes of the children 27:14* to sanctity me at the ...
George V. Wigram, 1866
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Find It Fast in the Bible
SANCTIFY CHRIST AS LORD SAVE ME SANCTIFY CHRIST AS LORD (NRSV) ( See SANCTIFY THE LORD) SANCTIFY THE LORD (CHRIST THE LORD, NRSV) 1Pet 3:15 But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give ...
Thomas Nelson, 2000
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Spiritual Counseling Course: Purify & Sanctify the Bride ...
My message to all is very simple: I am going to Heaven, come with me. If anything is troubling you, let’s deal with it in the Name of Jesus Christ. Eugene Marais
Eugene Marais, 2013
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Sanctify Them...That World May Know: Twelve Holiness Sermons
By the General Superintendents, Church of the Nazarene, 1985-89. These preaching masterpieces show that holiness is more than a spiritual buzzword; it's a way of life these authors help us integrate.
Greathouse, William M Greathouse, 1987
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Demonic Hierarchy Exposed Through prayer: Clinical Soul ...
Father in Heaven, as I stand in prayer, Sanctify my spirit, Sanctify my soul, Sanctify my heart, Sanctify my mind, Sanctify my body, Sanctify my prayers, Sanctify my thoughts, Sanctify the works of my hands, Sanctify my thoughts, Sanctify the ...
Elgibbor Prayer Partner, 2014
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the mishnah
but if not, they do not sanctify. And all these sanctify only in the Sanctuary. Kehati Our mishnah teaches that the ramp sanctifies as well as the altar. This also applies to the service vessels as will be explained. natarw DO;3 Just as the altar  ...
‎1979
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The Proper Name Version of the King James Bible
... 15:4 to the scriptures Sanctify 1Ki 14:15 shall scatter them 2Ti 3:15 holy scriptures Ex 28:41 sanctify them 2Ch 18:16 see all Israel scattered Ex 29:44 sanctify the tabernacle Es 3:8 people scattered abroad Scurvy Ex 31:13 that does sanctify ...
‎2010

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «SANCTIFY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term sanctify is used in the context of the following news items.
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Review: Years & Years Sanctify Body and Blood on 'Communion'
This is Olly Alexander broken for you, shimmering and sanctified from the cracked opening moments of leadoff track “Foundation.” Spectral synth lines swirl ... «SPIN, Jul 15»
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Let us sanctify the green
Let us sanctify the green, re-purpose the Talbot Boys statue and its granite base, re-causing it a memorial to the horrific folly of the insistence to convict millions ... «The Star Democrat, Jul 15»
3
Supreme Court ruling fails to sanctify gay marriages
He spoke twice from both sides of his smiley face that through this ruling, gay marriage was “sanctified.” No way! The act of “sanctification” is a religious right, not ... «Youngstown Vindicator, Jun 15»
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Sanskrit Should Be Propagated to Purify Minds of People, Sanctify
Sanskrit scholars from 60 countries began a five-day conference here today with an inaugural speech by External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj who ... «Outlook, Jun 15»
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Tahirah gets sanctified
BUDDING singer Tahirah launches her EP, Sanctify, on Tuesday at Blue Essence Lounge at King's Plaza in Kingston. It has seven songs including Unity, the ... «Jamaica Observer, Jun 15»
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Sanctify their Ministry, Thursday's Prayer for Priests
You have established priests as Your collaborators to perpetuate in the Holy Mass, the Sacrifice of Your death on the Cross and to sanctify souls through their ... «Patheos, Apr 15»
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Fintan O'Toole on the 1916 Rising - "we don't need to demonise the …
We're mature enough now... we don't need to demonise the event, we don't need to go back... but we don't need to sanctify it. If I had a euro for every time ... «Newstalk 106-108 fm, Apr 15»
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A question about body, soul, and spirit
Paul writes: “May the God of peace himself sanctify you wholly; and may your spirit and soul and body be kept sound and blameless at the coming of our Lord ... «Patheos, Mar 15»
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Mission of Catholic schools to evangelize, sanctify, says archbishop
He also thanked the teachers, saying “I am grateful to you for all you do to illuminate, order, and sanctify the lives of teenagers entrusted to your care.”. «Today's Catholic News, Feb 15»
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Elvis-themed Vegas chapel refuses to sanctify same-sex weddings …
According to 8 News Now, the owner of one chapel is refusing to sanctify the marriage of gay couples, citing her Christian faith. The Elvis Wedding Chapel, ... «Raw Story, Oct 14»

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« EDUCALINGO. Sanctify [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/sanctify>. Jun 2019 ».
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