Antonyms of verb desecrate

1 of 2 senses of desecrate

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

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

2 senses of desecrate

Sense 1
desecrate, profane, outrage, violate -- (violate the sacred character of a place or language; "desecrate a cemetery"; "violate the sanctity of the church"; "profane the name of God")
       => assail, assault, set on, attack -- (attack someone physically or emotionally; "The mugger assaulted the woman"; "Nightmares assailed him regularly")

Sense 2
desecrate, unhallow, deconsecrate -- (remove the consecration from a person or an object)
       => change by reversal, turn, reverse -- (change to the contrary; "The trend was reversed"; "the tides turned against him"; "public opinion turned when it was revealed that the president had an affair with a White House intern")

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