v. refine; make pure or free from sin or guilt; become clean
The hippies came to the ashram in order to purify.
Sentence in Classic:
We men here, all save Jonathan, have seen with their own eyes what is to be done before that place can be purify.
We have a duty to labor over the human soul, to defend the mystery against the miracle, to adore the incomprehensible and reject the absurd, to admit, as an inexplicable fact, only what is necessary, to purify belief, to remove superstitions from above religion; to clear God of caterpillars.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
In a given time, with the aid of progress, mechanisms become perfected, and as light increases, the sheet of water will be employed to purify the sheet of air; that is to say, to wash the sewer.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo Context
Everywhere Carol heard that the war was going to bring a basic change in psychology, to purify and uplift everything from marital relations to national politics, and she tried to exult in it.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis Context
But the corpses are now all piled up in the gatehouse that is in the outer court, and Ulysses has lit a great fire to purify the house with sulphur.
He knelt to say his penance, praying in a corner of the dark nave; and his prayers ascended to heaven from his purified heart like perfume streaming upwards from a heart of white rose.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce Context