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Meaning of BEATIFY

Pronunciation:  bee'atu`fI

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  declare (a dead person) to be blessed; the first step of achieving sainthood; "On Sunday, the martyr will be beatified by the Vatican"
  2. [v]  make blessedly happy
  3. [v]  fill with sublime emotion; tickle pink (exhilarate is obsolete in this usage); "The children were thrilled at the prospect of going to the movies"; "He was inebriated by his phenomenal success"
 

BEATIFY is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: exalt, exhilarate, inebriate, thrill
 
 See Also: adjudge, declare, elate, hold, intoxicate, lift up, pick up, uplift

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Be*at"i*fy\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beatified} (?); p.
pr. & vb. n. {Beatifying}.] [L. beatificare; beatus happy
(fr. beare to bless, akin to bonus good) + facere to make:
cf. F. b['e]atifier. See {Bounty}.]
1. To pronounce or regard as happy, or supremely blessed, or
   as conferring happiness.

         The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth.
                                               --Barrow.

2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial
   enjoyment. ``Beatified spirits.'' --Dryden.

3. (R. C. Ch.) To ascertain and declare, by a public process
   and decree, that a deceased person is one of ``the
   blessed'' and is to be reverenced as such, though not
   canonized.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, bless, canonize, cheer, cleanse, consecrate, crown, dedicate, deify, devote, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, gladden, glamorize, glorify, hallow, happify, immortalize, lionize, magnify, make happy, make legendary, purify, raise, saint, sanctify, set apart, set up, throne, uplift
 

 

 

 

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