To saint it
Saint Saint (s[=a]nt), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Sainted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Sainting}.] To make a saint of; to enroll among the saints by an offical act, as of the pope; to canonize; to give the title or reputation of a saint to (some one). [1913 Webster]

A large hospital, erected by a shoemaker who has been beatified, though never sainted. --Addison. [1913 Webster]

{To saint it}, to act as a saint, or with a show of piety. [1913 Webster]

Whether the charmer sinner it or saint it. --Pope. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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