[ US /ˈsæŋktəfaɪ/ ]
[ UK /sˈɑːnktɪfˌa‍ɪ/ ]
VERB
  1. render holy by means of religious rites
  2. make pure or free from sin or guilt
    he left the monastery purified
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How To Use sanctify In A Sentence

  • Sometimes they may contradict each other, but always they illuminate and, like all poetry, sanctify life. WICKED: THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE WICKED WITCH OF THE WEST
  • Starting at 9 a.m. on Friday May 11, nine monks performed a religious ceremony to sanctify the new branch office.
  • God is also Holy Spirit, being sanctifying power, subsistential, proceeding from the Father without separation, and resting in the Son, identical in essence with Father and Son. NPNF2-09. Hilary of Poitiers, John of Damascus
  • Combine that with a deep interior life and an understanding of the need to sanctify work and you have an excellent vison of the apostles the Church needs in the 21st century. The ABC's: Aquinas, Books, Catholic identity
  • They're elected leaders and are supposed to "sanctify" the results of the voters and make sure we don't accidentally choose a loser. Jackson Williams: Clinton and the Delegates: A Friendly Reply to Rachel Maddow
  • On the one hand, Michelangelo sought to restore the devotional image, strengthening its hold on a new cut of viewer; on the other, he aimed to sanctify the modern aesthetic, linking Renaissance techniques back into archaic types.
  • It is common now for Orthodox priests to baptize and sanctify warships, submarines, missiles, and tanks.
  • Even a spiritual and non-affiliated individual such as myself can grasp the sanctify of life. Bishops slam 'unacceptable' health care bill
  • Whatever you do after that to 'sanctify' your union is up to you and your church. undefined
  • They turned to Dutch religious rituals to sanctify their marriages and to validate their babies as Christians to enhance their chances for emancipation.
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