beatify

  • 1 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… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 beatify — index elevate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 beatify — (v.) 1530s, to make very happy, from M.Fr. béatifer, from L.L. beatificare make happy, make blessed, from L. beatus supremely happy, blessed (pp. of beare to make happy, to bless ) + ficare, from stem of facere to make, do (see FACTITIOUS (Cf.… …

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  • 4 beatify — ► VERB (beatifies, beatified) ▪ (in the Roman Catholic Church) announce that (a dead person) is in a state of bliss, the first step towards making them a saint. DERIVATIVES beatification noun. ORIGIN Latin beatificare, from beatus blessed …

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  • 5 beatify — [bē at′ə fī΄] vt. beatified, beatifying [MFr < ML(Ec) beatificare < LL(Ec) < beatus < L (see BONUS) + facere, to make, DO1] 1. to make blissfully happy 2. R.C.Ch. to declare (a deceased person), by public statement, to be in heaven… …

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  • 6 beatify — [[t]biæ̱tɪfaɪ[/t]] beatifies, beatifying, beatified VERB When the Catholic church beatifies someone who is dead, it declares officially that they were a holy person, usually as the first step towards making them a saint. [V n] In May, Pope John… …

    English dictionary

  • 7 beatify — transitive verb ( fied; fying) Etymology: Middle French beatifier, from Late Latin beatificare, from Latin beatus + facere to make more at do Date: 1535 1. to make supremely happy 2. to declare to have attained the blessedness o …

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  • 8 beatify — /bee at euh fuy /, v.t., beatified, beatifying. 1. to make blissfully happy. 2. Rom. Cath. Ch. to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor. [1525 35; < MF beatifier < LL beatificare. See… …

    Universalium

  • 9 beatify — verb a) To make blissful. b) In the Roman Catholic church, to take a step in the process of declaring a person a saint. See Also: beatification …

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  • 10 beatify — Synonyms and related words: aggrandize, apotheose, apotheosize, bless, canonize, cheer, cleanse, consecrate, crown, dedicate, deify, devote, elevate, ennoble, enshrine, enthrone, exalt, gladden, glamorize, glorify, hallow, happify, immortalize,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 11 beatify — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. sanctify, hallow, consecrate, bless. See piety.Ant., damn. II (Roget s IV) v. Syn. glorify, sanctify, consecrate; see bless 3 …

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  • 12 beatify — be|at|i|fy [biˈætıfaı] v past tense and past participle beatified present participle beatifying third person singular beatifies [T] [Date: 1500 1600; : French; Origin: béatifier, from Late Latin beatificare, from Latin beatus; BEATIFIC] if the… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 13 beatify — be·at·i·fy || biː ætɪfaɪ v. bless, make blissful; sanctify a person who has died (Catholic) …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 14 beatify — [bɪ atɪfʌɪ] verb (beatifies, beatifying, beatified) (in the Roman Catholic Church) announce the beatification of. Origin C16: from OFr. beatifier or eccles. L. beatificare, from L. beatus blessed …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 15 beatify — v. a. 1. Enrapture, rapture, enchant, transport, enravish, ravish, make happy. 2. Pronounce in bliss (by the Pope s official act) …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 16 beatify — verb (T) if the Roman Catholic church beatifies someone who has died, it says officially that they are a holy or special person beatification noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 17 beatify — v 1. enrapture, transport, enravish, enthrall, entrance, enchant, charm; gladden, make joyful, rejoice, Archaic. felicitate. 2. declare blessed, enshrine in the canon of saints; laud, venerate, revere; sanctify, hallow, bless, consecrate …

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  • 18 beatify — be·at·i·fy …

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  • 19 beatify — See: beatification …

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  • 20 beatify — be•at•i•fy [[t]biˈæt əˌfaɪ[/t]] v. t. fied, fy•ing 1) to make blissfully happy 2) rel (in the Roman Catholic Church) to declare (a deceased person) to be among the blessed and thus entitled to specific religious honor • Etymology: 1525–35; <… …

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