Consecrate vs Dedicate - What's the difference?

consecrate | dedicate |


As verbs the difference between consecrate and dedicate

is that consecrate is to declare, or otherwise make something holy while dedicate is to set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.

As adjectives the difference between consecrate and dedicate

is that consecrate is consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred while dedicate is (obsolete) dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.

consecrate

English

Verb

(consecrat)
  • To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
  • * 1863 November 19, Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
  • But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not consecrate', we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have ' consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.

    Synonyms

    * * * (l)

    Antonyms

    * desecrate * defile

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • Consecrated; devoted; dedicated; sacred.
  • * Francis Bacon
  • They were assembled in that consecrate place.
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    dedicate

    English

    Verb

    (dedicat)
  • To set apart for a deity or for religious purposes; consecrate.
  • To set apart for a special use
  • dedicated their money to scientific research.
  • To commit (oneself) to a particular course of thought or action
  • dedicated ourselves to starting our own business. See Synonyms at devote.
  • To address or inscribe (a literary work, for example) to another as a mark of respect or affection.
  • To open (a building, for example) to public use.
  • To show to the public for the first time
  • dedicate a monument.

    Adjective

    (en adjective)
  • (obsolete) Dedicated; set apart; devoted; consecrated.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Dedicate to nothing temporal.
  • * (George Henry Calvert)
  • His life is dedicate to worthiness.
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