(v. t.) To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
(v. t.) To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety.
(v. t.) To impart or impute sacredness, venerableness, inviolability, title to reverence and respect, or the like, to; to secure from violation; to give sanction to.
(v. t.) To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
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Webster, Noah. Entry for 'Sanctify'. Noah Webster's American Dictionary. https://www.studylight.org/dictionaries/eng/web/s/sanctify.html. 1828.