Synonyms of sanctify in English:


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1‘a small shrine was built to sanctify the site’

consecrate, make holy, make sacred, bless, hallow, set apart, dedicate to God, anoint, ordain, canonize, beatify

2‘they sanctified themselves’

purify, cleanse, free from sin, absolve, unburden, redeem, exculpate, wash someone's sins away
rare lustrate

3‘we must not sanctify this outrageous state of affairs’

approve, sanction, give the stamp of approval to, underwrite, condone, justify, vindicate, endorse, support, back, ratify, confirm, warrant, permit, allow, accredit, authorize, legitimize, legitimatize