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Definition of desecrate:

  1. To divest of a sacred character or office; to divert from a sacred purpose; to violate the sanctity of; to profane; to put to an unworthy use; - the opposite of consecrate.

Synonyms:

ravish, harm, scandalize, dishonour, shock, mar, outrage, mark, religion, hurt, unhallow, rape, damage, infract, demoralise, misdirect, injure, befoul, deconsecrate, profane, violate, clean, break, subvert, scandalise, plunder, disfigure, assault, appal, appall, transgress, breach, sacred, take its toll, pollute, commit sacrilege, offend, spoil, dishonor, stain, go against.

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