—v.t. 1. to make or declare sacred; set apart or dedicate to the service of a deity: to consecrate a new church building. 2. to make (something) an object of honor or veneration; hallow: a custom consecrated by time. 3. to devote or dedicate to some purpose: a life consecrated to science. 4. to admit or ordain to a sacred office, esp. to the episcopate.
5. to change (bread and wine) into the Eucharist.