Definition of sacralize in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈsakrəˌlīz/ Pronunciation: /ˈsā-/


[with object] chiefly North American
Imbue with or treat as having a sacred character or quality: rural images that sacralize country life
More example sentences
  • They demonstrate that ConFest is differentially sacralised - that which is authentic or sacred to one group or individual may be profane or inauthentic to another.
  • Where a family retains a connection with an ancestral ‘saint,’ the annual festival of this saint serves as a family reunion, and sacralizes the group, meaning those descended in the male line from the ancestor.
  • In it, the cosmic struggle of good and evil is played out in day-to-day objects and events; through it, the world is sacralised.



Pronunciation: /ˌsakrəliˈzāSHən/ Pronunciation: /ˌsā-/
Example sentences
  • The long intergroup conflict over the land itself has led to the sacralization of many sites that are well remembered and frequently visited by a great many South Africans of all backgrounds.
  • But to dismiss such phenomena as simply trivial or amusing is to underestimate the importance of the sacralisation of everyday life and personal experience in the religious lives of individuals.
  • It was a development that brought the sacralization of culture as a secular substitute for revealed religion, expressed visually in the creation of temple-like museums, art galleries, theatres, opera houses, and concert halls.

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Syllabification: sa·cral·ize

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