how to pronounce sanctify


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sanctify is pronounced in three syllables

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An example use of sanctify in a speech by a native speaker of british english:

“… Maggiore monks chant to sanctify the day …”

meanings of sanctify


  1. To make acceptable or useful under religious law or practice.
  2. To make holy; to consecrate; to set aside for sacred or ceremonial use.
  3. To free from sin; to purify.
  4. To endorse with religious sanction.

sanctify frequency in english - C2+ level of CEFR

the word sanctify occurs in english on average 0.1 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for C2+ level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.

topics sanctify can be related to

it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that sanctify can be often used in the following areas:

1) people, society, and culture;

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