名词:consecrator 形容词:consecrative 动词过去式:consecrated 过去分词:consecrated 现在分词:consecrating 第三人称单数:consecrates
1 [Tn, Cn.n] bring (sth) into religious use or (sb) into a religious office by a special ceremony 把（某事物）奉献（作宗教用途）; 行仪式使（某人）就任圣职
*The new church was consecrated by the Bishop of Chester. 在切斯特的主教主持下举行了新教堂的奉献礼.
* He was consecrated Archbishop last year. 他于去年就任大主教之圣职.
2 [Tn.pr] ~ sth/sb to sth reserve sth/sb for or devote sth/sb to a special (esp religious) purpose 将某物[某人]留给或献给某事物[某人]作某种（尤指宗教的）用途
*consecrate one's life to the service of God, to the relief of suffering 献身于为神服务[解除世人苦难]的事业. Cf 参看 dedicate 3.
1300-1400; Language: Latin;Origin:
, past participle of consecrare, from com- ( COM-
) + sacrare ( SACRED
to officially state in a special religious ceremony that a place or building is holy and can be used for religious purposes The bones will be reburied in consecrated ground .
to officially state in a special religious ceremony that someone is now a priest, bishop
[,kɔnsɪ'kreɪʃən (US) ,kɑːn-/