Sanc"ti*fy (?), v. t. [imp. & p.
p. Sanctified (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Sanctifying (?).] [F. sanctifier, L.
sanctificare; sanctus holy + -ficare (in comp.)
to make. See Saint, and -fy.] 1. To
make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to
consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
God blessed the seventh day and sanctified
it. Gen. ii. 3.
Moses . . . sanctified Aaron and his
garments. Lev. viii. 30.
2. To make free from sin; to cleanse from
moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
Sanctify them through thy truth.
John xvii. 17.
3. To make efficient as the means of holiness;
to render productive of holiness or piety.
A means which his mercy hath sanctified so to me
as to make me repent of that unjust act. Eikon
4. To impart or impute sacredness,
venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the
like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.
The holy man, amazed at what he saw,
Made haste to sanctify the bliss by law.
Truth guards the poet, sanctifies the