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sanctify

Pronunciation: /ˈsæŋktəfaɪ; ˈsæŋktɪfaɪ/

Translation of sanctify in Spanish:

transitive verb/verbo transitivo (-fies, -fying, -fied)

  • santificar* an arrangement sanctified by custom una práctica consagrada por la costumbre
    Example sentences
    • Those terms were settled, and indeed sanctified, in the long struggle down the centuries to the founding and then to the preservation, the protection and the defence of our liberal representative democracy.
    • By model and practice, families nested children in webs of relationships, sanctified through kin or kin-like (idiomatic kin) moralities.
    • At home, womanhood was idealized and sanctified, while women themselves were denied such basic rights of citizenship as the vote.

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