Antonyms of verb consecrate

1 of 4 senses of consecrate

Sense 4
consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify -- (render holy by means of religious rites)
       Antonym of desecrate (Sense 2)
      => desecrate, unhallow, deconsecrate -- (remove the consecration from a person or an object)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb consecrate

4 senses of consecrate

Sense 1
ordain, consecrate, ordinate, order -- (appoint to a clerical posts; "he was ordained in the Church")
       => invest, vest, enthrone -- (provide with power and authority; "They vested the council with special rights")

Sense 2
give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote -- (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")
       => use, utilize, utilise, apply, employ -- (put into service; make work or employ for a particular purpose or for its inherent or natural purpose; "use your head!"; "we only use Spanish at home"; "I can't use this tool"; "Apply a magnetic field here"; "This thinking was applied to many projects"; "How do you utilize this tool?"; "I apply this rule to get good results"; "use the plastic bags to store the food"; "He doesn't know how to use a computer")

Sense 3
vow, consecrate -- (dedicate to a deity by a vow)
       => give, dedicate, consecrate, commit, devote -- (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")

Sense 4
consecrate, bless, hallow, sanctify -- (render holy by means of religious rites)
       => declare -- (state emphatically and authoritatively; "He declared that he needed more money to carry out the task he was charged with")

Antonyms of adj consecrate

1 sense of consecrate

Sense 1
consecrated (vs. desecrated), consecrate, dedicated -- (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")


Similarity of adj consecrate

1 sense of consecrate

Sense 1
consecrated (vs. desecrated), consecrate, dedicated -- (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")
       => ordained -- (invested with ministerial or priestly functions; "an ordained priest")
       => votive -- (dedicated in fulfillment of a vow; "votive prayers")
          Also See-> holy#1; sacred#1

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