Verb(1) appoint to a clerical posts(2) give entirely to a specific person, activity, or cause(3) dedicate to a deity by a vow(4) render holy by means of religious rites
Adjective(1) solemnly dedicated to or set apart for a high or sacred purpose
(1) What I wanted to say is that if you consecrate your life to invent another life, probably the first reason for dislocation is a certain kind of dissatisfaction with real life, with the real world.(2) And we try to find meaning, make sense, create buildings with solid foundations, consecrate seminars to resolve some dilemmas of our time, including terrorism, nihilism, jealousy and hate.(3) ├ö├ç├┐And so we send him away to God and consecrate him to this hallowed ground,├ö├ç├û the minister droned on.(4) We consecrate this day, which now falls on the last Monday in May, to remember our fellow Americans who have made the ultimate sacrifice.(5) It was at one time the custom to consecrate church bells in the expectation that their chimes would drive away thunderstorms and ensure safety from lightning.(6) About 300 clergymen are said to be considering leaving the Church if the decision is taken to consecrate women bishops.(7) And following Christ's lead at the Last Supper, it is not just grape juice, but wine that we consecrate when we come together for Mass.(8) they'd decided to consecrate all their energies to this purposeful act(9) Dominating the island is the huge St. Patrick's Basilica, which was consecrated in 1931 and was at that time the only church in Ireland with the title of Basilica.(10) In its first room were the lamp-stand, the table and the consecrated bread; this was called the Holy Place.(11) To mark the celebrations a huge congregation witnessed the church being consecrated .(12) He was consecrated archbishop of Canterbury by Pope Vitalius in 668.(13) No matter a building's original purpose, once it is consecrated to the service of humanity it resonates with a positive vibration that is experienced daily.(14) His call in a sermon in Leeds came on the 10th anniversary of the Act, as the campaign to allow women to be consecrated as bishops has reignited the controversy in the Anglican communion.(15) It was while in Rome that Pope Honorius the first consecrated him a bishop.(16) They could conduct baptisms, weddings and funerals, but certain priestly functions were still forbidden, including consecrating the communion bread and wine.