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Meaning of CANONIZE

Pronunciation:  'kanu`nIz

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [v]  add in the canon or calendar of the saints; "He was canonized not long after his death"
  2. [v]  in the Catholic church; declare (a dead person) to be a saint; "After he was shown to have performed a miracle, the priest was canonized"
  3. [v]  treat as a sacred person; "He canonizes women"

CANONIZE is a 8 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: canonise, canonise, saint
 See Also: add, adjudge, declare, exalt, extol, glorify, hold, laud, proclaim



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"on*ize\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Canonized}; p. pr. &
vb. n. {Canonizing}.] [F. canoniser or LL. canonizare, fr. L.
canon.. See {Canon}.]
1. (Eccl.) To declare (a deceased person) a saint; to put in
   the catalogue of saints; as, Thomas a Becket was

2. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor.

         Fame in time to come canonize us.     --Shak.

2. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.[R.]

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