consagrar

consagrar
transitive verb
1. (to make sacred) 
Durante la ceremonia, el sacerdote consagrará el panteón donde será enterrado el expresidente.During the ceremony, the priest will consecrate the cemetery where the ex-president will be buried.
El obispo consagró la iglesia con agua bendita.The bishop consecrated the church with holy water.
2. (to offer) 
Esa capilla está consagrada a la Virgen.That chapel is dedicated to the Virgin.
3. (to commit time and effort to) 
Anne se hizo misionera y consagró su vida a ayudar a los pobres.Anne became a missionary and dedicated her life to helping the poor.
b. to devote 
El científico consagró sus años de juventud a la investigación.The scientist devoted his youth to his research.
4. (to give recognition to) 
La película lo consagró como un director serio, pero fue un fracaso de taquilla.The film established him as a serious director, but it was a box-office flop.
Quizá sea este el proyecto que la consagre como la gran arquitecta que es.This might be the project that confirms her as the great architect she is.
consagrarse
pronominal verb
5. (to commit oneself to; used with "a") 
Carlos dejó de lado su vida personal para consagrarse a su trabajo.Carlos put his personal life on hold to devote himself to his job.
Fue al leer los cuentos de Borges que decidí que quería consagrarme a la escritura.It was when I read Borges's short stories that I decided I wanted to dedicate myself to writing.
6. (to gain recognition) 
Se consagró como campeón de ajedrez cuando ganó el campeonato mundial en 2013.He established himself as a chess champion when he won the world championship in 2013.
consagrar
transitive verb
1. (religion) 
a. to consecrate 
2. (dedicar; tiempo, espacio) 
a. to devote 
3. (monumento, lápida) 
a. to dedicate 
consagró su vida a la literaturahe devoted o dedicated his life to literature
4. (acreditar, confirmar) 
a. to confirm, to establish 
pronominal verb
5. (alcanzar reconocimiento) 
a. to establish oneself 
consagrar
transitive verb
1 (Religión) to consecrate; dedicate;a to; [+emperador] to deify
2 [+esfuerzo, tiempo, vida] to devote; dedicate;a to; [+monumento, placa] to put up;a to;
3 [+fama] to confirm
este triunfo lo consagra como un cirujano excepcional this success confirms him as a really exceptional surgeon
pronominal verb
consagrarse
1 (por fama) to establish o.s.
2
consagrarse a to devote o.s. to
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