Sanctify Sanc"ti*fy, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sanctified}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sanctifying}.] [F. sanctifier, L. sanctificare; sanctus holy + -ficare (in comp.) to make. See {Saint}, and {-fy}.] 1. To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow. [1913 Webster]

God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it. --Gen. ii. 3. [1913 Webster]

Moses . . . sanctified Aaron and his garments. --Lev. viii. 30. [1913 Webster]

2. To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify. [1913 Webster]

Sanctify them through thy truth. --John xvii. 17. [1913 Webster]

3. To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety. [1913 Webster]

A means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me as to make me repent of that unjust act. --Eikon Basilike. [1913 Webster]

4. To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to. [1913 Webster]

The holy man, amazed at what he saw, Made haste to sanctify the bliss by law. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

Truth guards the poet, sanctifies the line. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

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