transitive verb (-ized; -izing) Date: 1933 to treat as or make sacred • sacralization noun

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  • sacralize — [sā′krə līz΄] vt. sacralized, sacralizing to make sacred or holy sacralization n …   English World dictionary

  • sacralize — ˈ ̷ ̷krəˌlīz transitive verb ( ed/ ing/ s) Etymology: sacral (III) + ize : to sanctify or make holy by means of a religious sanction sacralize a crisis of life …   Useful english dictionary

  • sacralize — sacralization, n. /say kreuh luyz , sak reuh /, v.t., sacralized, sacralizing. to make sacred; imbue with sacred character, esp. through ritualized devotion: a society that sacralized science. Also, esp. Brit., sacralise. [1930 35; SACRAL1 + IZE] …   Universalium

  • sacralize — verb To make sacred. Syn: sanctify Ant: desacralize …   Wiktionary

  • sacralize — or sacralise seɪkrəlʌɪz verb chiefly N. Amer. imbue with or treat as having a sacred quality. Derivatives sacralization noun …   English new terms dictionary

  • sacralize — sacral·ize …   English syllables

  • sacralize — sa•cral•ize [[t]ˈseɪ krəˌlaɪz, ˈsæk rə [/t]] v. t. ized, iz•ing cvb rel to make sacred; imbue with sacred character • Etymology: 1930–35 sa cral•i•za′tion, n …   From formal English to slang

  • sacralization — noun see sacralize …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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