Sanctify vs Sabbatize - What's the difference?

sanctify | sabbatize |

As verbs the difference between sanctify and sabbatize

is that sanctify is to make holy; to consecrate set aside for sacred or ceremonial use while sabbatize is (intransitive) to sanctify, keep or observe the sabbath.




  • To make holy; to consecrate. Set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
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  • And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.
  • To free from sin; to purify.
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  • And such were some of you: but ye are washed, but ye are sanctified , but ye are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and by the Spirit of our God.
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  • Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it; That he might sanctify and cleanse it with the washing of water by the word.
  • To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.
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  • For every creature of God is good, and nothing to be refused, if it be received with thanksgiving: For it is sanctified by the word of God and prayer.
  • To endorse with religious sanction.
  • Synonyms

    * (to make holy) consecrate, hallow * (to free from sin) cleanse, purify


    * profane


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  • (intransitive) To sanctify, keep or observe the Sabbath.
  • (transitive) To keep or observe as the Sabbath.