Synonyms for purify

Grammar : Verb
Spell : pyoo r-uh-fahy
Phonetic Transcription : ˈpyʊər əˌfaɪ

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Définition of purify

Origin :
  • early 14c., "free from spiritual pollution," from Old French purefier "purify, cleanse, refine" (12c.), from Latin purificare "to make pure," from purus "pure" (see pure) + root of facere "to make" (see factitious). Meaning "free from extraneous matter" is recorded from mid-15c. Related: Purified; purifying.
  • verb free; make clean
Example sentences :
  • Germany, he said, had been divinely ordained to conquer the world and purify it.
  • Extract from : « The Story of the Great War, Volume III (of VIII) » by Various
  • Then they strewed the grass on the sand, to purify it from taint of earth, and then they began.
  • Extract from : « Things as They Are » by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
  • That your error may not increase, I will endeavour to purify your soul.'
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • The legislator must purify them, and if he be not a despot he will find this task to be a difficult one.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • In our case, however, we shall only need to purify the streams before they meet.
  • Extract from : « Laws » by Plato
  • Purity and impurity belong to oneself; no one can purify another.
  • Extract from : « History of Religion » by Allan Menzies
  • It is an exercise, also, which tends at once to elevate and to purify the mind.
  • Extract from : « The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings » by John Abercrombie
  • They may purify and reform as much as they please, but only in their own realm.
  • Extract from : « The Theories of Darwin and Their Relation to Philosophy, Religion, and Morality » by Rudolf Schmid
  • God desireth not to lay a burden upon you, but he desireth to purify you.
  • Extract from : « A Critical Exposition of the Popular 'Jihd' » by Moulavi Gergh Ali
  • Its power to purify and revitalize is peculiar and remarkable.
  • Extract from : « Quiet Talks on Power » by S.D. Gordon

Antonyms for purify

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