1. v. To make or declare something sacred
2. v. To dedicate something to a goal
Dedicate, sanctify, devote
Desecrate, curse, condemn
1. All three major Abrahamic religions have consecrated Jerusalem as one of the most holy locations; Christians know it as where Christ taught and died, Muslims as where Muhammed ascended to heaven, and Jews as the capitol and center of Israel.
2. One of the goals of the coalition against ISIS is to consecrate several countries' resources towards the goal of stopping a terrorist group.