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

2 senses of sanctify

Sense 1
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")

Sense 2
purify, purge, sanctify -- (make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

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