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sanctify

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
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sanctifysanc‧ti‧fy /ˈsæŋktɪfaɪ/ verb (sanctified, sanctifying, sanctifies) [transitive] 🔊 🔊 1 APPROVEto make something seem morally right or acceptable or to give something official approval 🔊 The rule of the czar was sanctified by the Russian Orthodox Church.2 RRto make something holysanctification /ˌsæŋktɪfɪˈkeɪʃən/ noun [uncountable]
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sanctifyFrom the mountains, from the plains, from far-off villages, they came to be sanctified by seeing or touching him.The bishops expected the hallowed Authorized Version to maintain its mastery because it was sanctified in everyone's affections and moral sentiments.We sanctify ourselves through literate participation in collective reverence for our past.These arbitrary customs have been sanctified over a long time.The rest continued the praying through, welcoming the newly sanctified with laughter and hugs.
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Verb table
sanctify
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theysanctify
he, she, itsanctifies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theysanctified
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave sanctified
he, she, ithas sanctified
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad sanctified
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill sanctify
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have sanctified
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam sanctifying
he, she, itis sanctifying
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you, we, theyare sanctifying
Past
I, he, she, itwas sanctifying
you, we, theywere sanctifying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been sanctifying
he, she, ithas been sanctifying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been sanctifying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be sanctifying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been sanctifying
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