Hallow (verb): To make someone or something holy through prayers or ritual. (पवित्र करना)

Synonyms: Consecrate, Sacralize, Sanctify, Venerate

Antonyms: Desecrate, Curse, Condemn, Blaspheme

Example: The Saraswati is hallowed as a sacred, cleansing river.

Related: hallowed,


In Greece, the pinnacle of culture, Socrates was in 399 BCE sentenced to death by hemlock, which was known to act slowly, incapacitating the person in stages, climbing from the lower extremities limb by limb to the heart. A little further to the east, around 30 CE took place what is ironically the only hallowed case of plain torture.