canonize
transitive verb (canonized; canonizing) Etymology: Middle English, from Medieval Latin canonizare, from Late Latin canon catalog of saints, from Latin, standard Date: 14th century 1. to declare (a deceased person) an officially recognized saint 2. to make canonical 3. to sanction by ecclesiastical authority 4. to attribute authoritative sanction or approval to 5. to treat as illustrious, preeminent, or sacred • canonization noun

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  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • canonize — index elevate, honor Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • canonize — (v.) late 14c., to place in the canon or calendar of saints, from O.Fr. cannonisier and directly from M.L. canonizare, from L.L. canon church rule (see CANON (Cf. canon) (n.1)). Related: Canonized; cannonizing …   Etymology dictionary

  • canonize — (Amer.) can·on·ize || kænÉ™naɪz v. make into a saint; pronounce holy; treat as a sacred person, idolize somebody; make canonical (also canonise) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • canonize — [v] sanctify; idolize apotheosize, beatify, besaint, bless, consecrate, dedicate, deify, glorify, idolatrize, love, put on a pedestal*, saint, worship; concepts 32,367 …   New thesaurus

  • canonize — (also canonise) ► VERB 1) (in the Roman Catholic Church) officially declare (a dead person) to be a saint. 2) sanction by Church authority. DERIVATIVES canonization noun. ORIGIN Latin canonizare admit as authoritative …   English terms dictionary

  • canonize — [kan′ən īz΄] vt. canonized, canonizing [ME canonizen < LL(Ec) canonizare: see CANON1 + IZE] 1. to declare (a deceased person) a saint in formal church procedure 2. to glorify 3. to put in the Biblical canon …   English World dictionary

  • canonize — UK [ˈkænənaɪz] / US [ˈkænəˌnaɪz] verb [transitive] Word forms canonize : present tense I/you/we/they canonize he/she/it canonizes present participle canonizing past tense canonized past participle canonized to announce officially that someone is… …   English dictionary

  • canonize — verb Canonize is used with these nouns as the object: ↑saint …   Collocations dictionary

  • canonize — canonization, n. canonizer, n. /kan euh nuyz /, v.t., canonized, canonizing. 1. Eccles. to place in the canon of saints. 2. to glorify. 3. to make canonical; place or include within a canon, esp. of scriptural works: They canonized the Song of… …   Universalium

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