verb (consecrat, ing)
- To declare, or otherwise make something holy.
- 1863 November 19, Abraham Lincoln, The Gettysburg Address, based on the signed "Bliss Copy"
- :But, in a larger sense, we can not dedicate, we can not , we can not hallow, this ground. The brave men, living and dead, who struggled here, have consecrated it, far above our poor power to add or detract.
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