Meaning of sanctify

sanc•ti•fy

Pronunciation: (sangk'tu-fī"), [key]
— -fied, -fy•ing.
  1. to make holy; set apart as sacred; consecrate.
  2. to purify or free from sin: Sanctify your hearts.
  3. to impart religious sanction to; render legitimate or binding: to sanctify a vow.
  4. to entitle to reverence or respect.
  5. to make productive of or conducive to spiritual blessing.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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