Canonize 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 canonized. [1913 Webster]

2. To glorify; to exalt to the highest honor. [1913 Webster]

Fame in time to come canonize us. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

2. To rate as inspired; to include in the canon.[R.] [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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