Beatifying
Beatify Be*at"i*fy (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Beatified} (b[-e]*[a^]t"[i^]*f[imac]d); 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. [1913 Webster]

The common conceits and phrases that beatify wealth. --Barrow. [1913 Webster]

2. To make happy; to bless with the completion of celestial enjoyment. ``Beatified spirits.'' --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]


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