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Sanctimonious vs. Sanctify

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Sanctimoniousadjective

Making a show of being morally better than others, especially hypocritically pious.

Sanctifyverb

(transitive) To make holy; to consecrate; to set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.

Sanctimoniousadjective

(archaic) Holy, devout.

Sanctifyverb

(transitive) To free from sin; to purify.

Sanctimoniousadjective

Possessing sanctimony; holy; sacred; saintly.

Sanctifyverb

(transitive) To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.

Sanctimoniousadjective

Making a show of sanctity; affecting saintliness; hypocritically devout or pious.

Sanctifyverb

(transitive) To endorse with religious sanction.

Sanctimoniousadjective

excessively or hypocritically pious;

‘a sickening sanctimonious smile’;

Sanctifyverb

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.’; ‘Moses . . . sanctified Aaron and his garments.’;

Sanctifyverb

To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.

‘Sanctify them through thy truth.’;

Sanctifyverb

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.’;

Sanctifyverb

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 line.’;

Sanctifyverb

render holy by means of religious rites

Sanctifyverb

make pure or free from sin or guilt;

‘he left the monastery purified’;

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