To make sacred or holy; to set apart to a holy or religious use; to consecrate by appropriate rites; to hallow.
To make free from sin; to cleanse from moral corruption and pollution; to purify.
To make efficient as the means of holiness; to render productive of holiness or piety.
To make clean, pure, and spotless; to make free from the blood and sins of this world.
To make holy or pure; free from sin.
Originally this word has to do with the consecration of some object or person for use by the divine Reality. It is "given up" to that Reality, or set aside for transcendent use. Holiness, in this sense, is not moral perfection. Rather it is the consecration of an ordinary human being or object for sacred use.
render holy by means of religious rites
make pure or free from sin or guilt; "he left the monastery purified"
(n. sanctification) To make holy.
to cleanse from sin and dedicate to God
the Holy Spirit's work of making us holy. When the Holy Spirit creates faith in us he renews in us the image of God so that through his power we produce good works. These good works are not meritorious, but show the faith in our hearts (Ephesians 2:8-10, James 2:18).