- I(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)v. t. hallow, consecrate; praise; thank. See deity, piety, approbation.II(Roget's IV) v.1. [To give]Syn. endow, bestow, favor, grant, commend, endorse, approve, praise, extol, give one's blessing; see also give 1 .2. [To call the blessing of God upon]Syn. commend to God, give benediction, pray for, make the sign of the cross, cross, sign, sprinkle with holy water, anoint, anoint with oil, invoke benefits upon, give a blessing, absolve.Ant. curse*, anathematize, imprecate.3. [To make or pronounce holy]Syn. baptize, canonize, glorify, honor, dedicate, dedicate to God, exalt, give benediction, absolve, anoint, ordain, hallow, consecrate, beatify, sanctify, enshrine, render acceptable to, sacrifice, confirm, laud.Ant. sell to the devil, damn*, condemn.III(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) v.hallow, consecrate, sanctify, ordain, anoint, exalt, glorify, canonize, declare holy.ANT.: curse, damnIV(Roget's Thesaurus II) verb To make sacred by a religious rite: consecrate, hallow, sanctify. See RELIGION.
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