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consecrate (someone or something) to God

To devote or dedicate someone or something to God's service. I'm going to the ceremony to consecrate our new chapel to God.
See also: consecrate, god, to
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consecrate someone or something to God

to pledge someone to the service of God; to dedicate something to the glory or service of God. They consecrated the new church building to the glory of God.
See also: consecrate, god, to
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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Boulehia said that the political event would help consecrate citizenship and fair competition and consolidate the steps the country made on the path of democratisation, transparency and the rule of law.
During a simple ceremony, the woman, often dressed in a white bridal gown, declares her resolve to follow Christ in "perfect chastity" in the presence of her local bishop who then consecrates her dedication.
London -- In April, an Anglican group declared that its members will leave the Church of England if it consecrates women bishops -- as it is expected to do within the next few years.
Special faculties were given to bishops that allowed them to surreptitiously consecrate bishops and ordain priests for the survival of the Catholic faith and a continuation of the sacraments, in effect giving rise to an underground church.
The pope said the Holy Spirit has inspired different forms of consecrate life at different times in the church, history to respond to new needs with in the church and in the world.
Moreover, emphasis was placed on the suspicion that the Holy See had not published the entire text of the third part of the secret, and some 'Fatimist' movements have repeated the accusation that the Holy Father has yet to consecrate Russia to the Immaculate Heart of Mary" (emphasis ours).
The new convention consecrates the equality of rights between the nationals of hosting countries whether for Tunisians residing in Belgium or the Belgians living in Tunisia.
Given its profound conviction in the universality and the inter-dependence of human rights, Tunisia consecrates these principles "which are the basis of the attributes of citizenship and setting up a new relationship between the citizen and the authority, one to be based on respect of the public and individual freedoms," adds the statement.
TUNIS (TAP) - The Union of Tunisian Judges voiced discontent at the draft decree-law pertaining to the status of Tunisian justices, describing it as "mediocre" document since it consecrates the hegemony of the Executive over the Judicial, pointing out that reform of the judicial system requires that all sides concerned with justice be involved.
They settled on Christ's very own words that the priest repeats in the middle of the Eucharistic Prayer, and these words came to be called "the consecration" Today we are aware that the whole Eucharistic Prayer consecrates the gifts.